Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Beyond its almost 900 U.S. mall-based stores, Sears, Roebuck and Co. operates an additional 800 independently owned Sears dealer stores in small towns and about 245 hardware stores. In March 2005, Sears was acquired by Kmart Holding Corp. - a deal that formed a new parent company, Sears Holdings Corp., now the nation’s third-largest retailer. Following the mega-merger, the company’s newest off-mall format is being launched: Sears Essentials, a mid-sized store format, which will leverage the best of Sears along with convenience-inspired items. Inspiring also is the Sears American Dream Campaign, a $100-million community commitment to help millions of American outfit and maintain their homes and families.