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    04/12/2006 11:34:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies · 1,875+ views
    TSS ^ | January/February 2005 | Horace Pook
    Fast on the heels of their impending merger with Sears, Kmart stunned the retail industry this week by announcing their plans to dump their longtime association with Martha Stewart and replace her with Rick Warren, best-selling Christian author of The Purpose-Driven Life. As part of their endeavor to “revive” their damaged reputation and spur growth, Kmart stores will phase out the Martha Stewart “Everyday” Collection later this year and introduce the Rick Warren “Purpose-Driven” Collection, which will reflect the hugely-successful philosophy of the popular pastor. Featured products in the collection will include a line of men’s Hawaiian shirts with matching...
  • The Sears Shuffle (Not competing well against Wal-Mart since Kmart merger)

    02/23/2006 6:52:44 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 84 replies · 2,120+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | MICHAEL SASSO
    TAMPA - Shoppers may be scratching their heads lately at the changes taking place at their local Sears and Kmart stores. First, Kmart Corp. merged with Sears Roebuck & Co. to form Sears Holdings Corp. Next, the merged company announced it would change up to 400 Kmart stores across the country into a new store called Sears Essentials. This week, the company said it is retooling its Essentials stores by changing their design and changing their name to Sears Grand. How to read Sears' actions is being debated. A Sears spokesman said the company has learned important lessons about running...
  • Auto safety made easy (Dave Barry) (Lol)

    01/29/2006 7:15:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 2,060+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Auto safety made easy BY DAVE BARRY Automobiles are a mixed blessing. On the one hand, they provide us with benefits that were undreamed-of in the ''horse-and-buggy'' days. For example, any time we get hungry, we can simply hop into the car, pull up to the drive-through window of a fast-food restaurant, purchase a tasty hot meal, spill our coffee on our thighs and sue a major corporation for millions of dollars. On the other (or ''left'') hand, automobiles can be very dangerous. The modern car is a complex and powerful machine; if we do not treat it with proper...
  • Target, Sears boycotts end

    12/10/2005 6:54:32 PM PST · by upchuck · 81 replies · 1,538+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 10, 2005 | Alyssa Farah
    Retailers agree to bring back Christmas themes this season Posted: December 9, 20055:00 p.m. Eastern By Alyssa Farah © 2005 In a mid-season turnabout, Target stores have pledged to re-introduce Christmas themes into marketing efforts, prompting the American Family Association to officially drop its boycott. "We are pleased to learn that Target has heard our concerns and decided to use Christmas in their advertising and marketing efforts," said AFA Chairman Donald E. Wildmon. "Since the company has responded positively, we see no need to continue the boycott." AFA also called off a boycott on Sears after the chain decided to include...
  • “Scrooges”, “Grinches” and “Nice” organizations - CWA List of Christmas friendly retailers

    12/10/2005 7:00:21 AM PST · by NYer · 51 replies · 1,568+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 9, 2005
    Washington DC, Dec. 09, 2005 (CNA) - Intervening in the heated debate about the mention of Christmas on the public square, Concerned Women for America (CWA) presented a first Christmas list showing which businesses are honouring the Reason for the Season (the birth of Jesus), which ones are not, and which have mixed records. It first lists the corporation ‘Nice’ or friendly to the Original Christmas tradition.  This year Macy's joins the NICE list because it has returned the explicit mention of Christmas and Merry Christmas to its stores and its ads. L.L. Bean, on the other hand, just barely...
  • (re: MERRY CHRISTMAS) Wal-Mart employee --- "Good for them, I'm shopping at Sears"

    12/07/2005 1:14:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 127 replies · 3,437+ views
    Phone call with Wal-Mart employee | 12-7-05 | dfu
    Update for those who might have missed the news. After the pressure from the American Family Association and customer calls, Sears is installing MERRY CHRISTMAS signs in all of its stores. Their customers spoke, and they listened. I spoked with a local Sears manager who confirmed the story. After I said thank you and that I will be shopping at Sears again, she said --- MERRY CHRISTMAS. I just finished a phone conversation with an employee at Wal-Mart. I asked for management, but I may have been connected with someone in customer service. The conversation began with me asking if...
  • Sears Puts 'Merry Christmas' Signs in Its Stores

    12/07/2005 10:29:53 AM PST · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 53 replies · 1,579+ views
    Sears Puts 'Merry Christmas' Signs in Its Stores Sears has notified the American Family Association (AFA) that "Merry Christmas” signs have been shipped and are now on display in all its stores. In addition, the retailer notified AFA that the "Christmas" greeting has also been posted on the Web site. Sears was one of the companies identified by AFA as banning "Christmas" in its in-store promotions and retail advertising. A list of companies banning Christmas and their responses can be found at According to AFA, other companies are also making changes to include "Christmas" in their promotions and...
  • Lowe's listens: 'Christmas trees' Chain dumps 'holiday' reference after WND report, complaints

    12/01/2005 4:56:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 895+ views
    HOLIDAY BLUESLowe's listens: 'Christmas trees' Chain dumps 'holiday' reference after WND report, complaints One day after a WorldNetDaily story brought national exposure, the home-improvement retailer Lowe's dropped references to "Holiday Trees" in favor of "Christmas Trees" only. As WND reported, a Lowe's store in Austin, Texas, featured a banner that referred in English to "Holiday Trees" but in Spanish said "Christmas Trees." The American Family Association says its supporters contacted Lowe's to express their displeasure. The company responded in a statement: "To ensure consistency of our message and to avoid confusion among our customers, we are now referring to the...
  • CHRISTMAS SHOPPING INFO: Bill O'Reilly's list of where stores stand on saying MERRY CHRISTMAS

    11/30/2005 3:11:56 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 80 replies · 2,575+ views ^ | Nov 30 05 | Bill OReilly
    Below find a list of the major department stores across the country and where they stand on using Christmas in their holiday advertising and other promotions. JCPenney: "Christmas" mentioned in print ads & other advertising Federated Department Stores (Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Filene's, Marshall Fields): "Christmas" mentioned in print ads & other advertising Employees are free to use any holiday greeting that they feel is appropriate Dillard's: "Christmas" mentioned in print ads & other advertising FAO Schwarz: Using "Holiday" this year in advertising materials Employees are free to use any holiday greeting that they feel is appropriate Toys 'R'...
  • Stores using the word "Christmas" this year

    11/29/2005 8:14:26 AM PST · by Blogger · 113 replies · 2,590+ views
    November 29, 2005 | blogger
    Sears- has a "Christmas Shop" on their website Michael's- extensive use of Christmas Hobby Lobby- extensive use of Christmas Kroger- not afraid to use Christmas Dillards- was advertising a sweater for Christmas as early as this morning on their website, but have gone more generic now Walmart- not overt, but at least they are using it now Home Shopping Network - 23 days until Christmas QVC- Christmas Shoppe Hickory Farms- Christmas gifts Kirklands- has a Christmas section on their website
  • Anyone Been To Sears Lately? (Christmas Related...You Will Laugh)

    11/19/2005 10:38:59 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 199 replies · 4,965+ views
    Sears | 11-19-05 | my favorite headache
    Ahhhhhhhh yes...the softer side of Sears. Upon my trip to the retail "giant" I walk by and notice the price of the Christmas Trees they were pushing...but oh...what is this? They are not called Christmas Trees...nope. They are not called Holiday Trees...nope. They are not called Festive Trees...nope. They are called...................... WISHING TREES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sears Receives Freedom Award for Support to Reserves

    10/18/2005 8:53:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 273+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2005 – Defense officials have lauded Sears, Roebuck and Co. for the many benefits they provide employees who have been called to the colors. The war on terror demands much of reserve-component military personnel. The sacrifices they and their families make are legion. But increasingly, the war is demanding much of reserve-component servicemembers' civilian employers. The National Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve presented companies that go the extra mile for reservists with the Freedom Award during a ceremony here Oct. 15. The Freedom Awards are the highest given by the organization. A Guard...
  • Top Employers Honored for Guard, Reserve Support

    10/14/2005 5:53:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 421+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – Representatives of the nation's top organizations in supporting their Reserve and National Guard employees are here today to meet President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and to receive the 2005 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award. The award, to be presented here during an Oct. 15 ceremony, publicly recognizes employers for exceptional support above what the law requires. The Freedom Award is the highest in a series of Defense Department employer awards that include the Patriot Award, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond Award, and the Pro Patria Award....
  • America Supports You: Sears Earns Defense Freedom Award

    08/01/2005 7:22:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 628+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2005 – Excellence deserves to be recognized, and an Alabama National Guardsman made sure it was when he nominated his employer for support above and beyond what the law requires. Army Spc. John Winkler nominated the Huntsville (Ala.) Sears, Roebuck & Co. store where he works as a customer service adviser in the automotive department for the support they have shown him when he drills or is deployed. The nomination was made through the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's Web site, and when ESGR officials checked out the Sears corporate policy toward Guard and Reserve...
  • Kmart to Put Sears Name on 400 Stores After Merger

    03/09/2005 2:30:36 PM PST · by Cagey · 25 replies · 1,076+ views
    AP ^ | 3-9-2005 | Sarah Karush
    DETROIT (AP) - Kmart Holding Corp. announced plans Wednesday to convert more than a quarter of its stores to a Sears format following its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co. Troy-based Kmart disclosed the plans on the same day that it posted a $309 million profit for the fourth quarter, a 14 percent increase over the previous year. The retailer also said sales at stores open at least a year continued to fall, though at a much lower rate than they had been. In trading Wednesday, Kmart's stock rose $2.42, or 2.2 percent, to close at $111.66 on the Nasdaq...
  • Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers!-(Fed.Dept.Stores buys MayCo = McDonaldization of retailing)

    03/05/2005 6:08:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 1,298+ views
    The bottom line is, there will be less choice for the consumer with the same merchandise being offered at all stores. It's the MacDonaldization of retailing. Where consistency trumps quality and selection, and low prices trumps service and a knowledgeable staff. There will be less variety in clothing since there will be fewer buyers making the choices. As a kid, I can recall when going downtown to shop used to be a special outing, almost an entertainment event. People actually used to get all dressed up to go "to the stores," believe it or not. Well-dressed ladies would lunch in...
  • S stands for Sears, but not much longer

    02/02/2005 9:13:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1,268+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 2, 2005 | Becky Yerak
    After 95 years, shareholders of Sears, Roebuck and Co. should get ready to say goodbye to the letter S. When the Hoffman Estates-based retailer merges with Kmart Holding Corp. in an $11 billion deal expected to close next month, the new company plans to trade shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange, according to a regulatory filing. That means Sears will give up the single-letter ticker designation that it has used on the New York Stock Exchange since 1910. The new Sears Holdings Corp. hasn't chosen a trading symbol, but in a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the...
  • Sears Paying Reduced Shipping Rates Post Holiday For Troops

    12/28/2004 3:04:43 PM PST · by sunshyne · 3 replies · 377+ views
    This is pretty commendable, imo-anyone else heard about this? Announces Free Holiday Shipping to APO/FPO Addresses, Reduced Shipping Rates Post-Holiday; Change Helps Families Spread Holiday Cheer and Good Wishes to Troops and Others Serving Abroad PR Newswire Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with Get started now. (It's free.)HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing effort to support the families and friends of U.S. military troops and civilians serving abroad, Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s online channel, today announced that it is extending its free holiday shipping...
  • Let's All Shop At Sears!!!

    12/09/2004 9:46:34 AM PST · by PreviouslyA-Lurker · 119 replies · 3,375+ views
    Personal E-mail | Unknown | Unknown
    Let's all shop at Sears!!!!!! I assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up..Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years. I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its...
  • Sears Helping Our Troops During the Holidays

    12/05/2004 9:35:08 AM PST · by outfield · 8 replies · 339+ views
    Fibre 2 Fashion ^ | 11/30/2004 makes holiday gifting overseas affordable & convenient 30th November 2004 Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s online channel, today announced that it is extending its free holiday shipping promotion to include APO/FPO addresses. is also reducing its shipping rates to APO/FPO addresses to match those of standard U.S. addresses. The changes will help families and friends of loved ones serving abroad send gifts and good wishes more affordably and more conveniently. ( had previously offered free holiday shipping only to standard U.S. addresses. "With record numbers of military and civilian personnel deployed, we feel strongly that we need...