Sears And Kmart To Merge In $11 Billion Deal

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  1. Sloan

    Sloan I love model_mom!

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    I don't know if anyone will care much about this, but I just saw this story and posted it. I wonder if their agreement will keep MARTHA on or not?

     
  2. model_mom

    model_mom New Member

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    In a town like ours that's major news. :lol: :D :p
     
  3. meowmix

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    ah my bf just told me about this... i don't know, i thought it was kinda weird...kmart is more like target, not a dept store,...
     
  4. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    Huh...well, K-mart has been suffering, what with Wally going for the lowest prices and Target aiming at a slightly more affluent market. Sears is known as a solid middle-market retailer, so they might be able to help K-mart become more competitive with Target.
     
  5. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i'm a big fan of both k-mart and sears and think it's a good idea for them to band together to compete in this very tough market...i would hate to see either of them go under... i am very please with this development...


    thanks sloan... :flower: :heart:
     
  6. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    i am pleased as well...i bet they could do well if they started focusing on "made in america" products. i think there's really an appetite (especially in the red states) for buying goods made in america now that people have seen how walmart delivers such low prices (by importing chinese goods)
     
  7. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    As a former employee of the Big K (just during high school) AND Sears (in college), I'm always happy to hear news like this. Anything that keeps them afloat is fine by me.
     
  8. Acid

    Acid yes

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    what do they sell?
    are they those big sort of budget supermakert stores which sells everything?

    isnt that where paris and nicole went in the simple life?
     
  9. buggy

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    I think all the Kmart's in Houston, TX are gone... they sold inexpensive home decor, clothes, shoes, food (I think?)... miscellaneous things. I am sure you've heard of Walmart, it is/was very similiar. Sears has alot of hardware, lawn care products, inexpensive clothes, shoes as well as home appliances electronics, etc. Sears is where I've gotten all of my lawn equipment, alot of my tools... They also have their own hardware centers. For the type of services they provide, they are very good to their employees. They have also been known to give back to their community. They were one of the first department stores to hire minorities and have diversity in the work place, they also provide extended benefits for families of their employees (in the military) that are sent over seas.
     
  10. Sloan

    Sloan I love model_mom!

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    I think that Paris and Nicole went to Wal-Mart, but Kmart is very similar. Sears is a little different.

    www.sears.com
    www.kmart.com
    :flower:
     
  11. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    yeah kmart essentially was walmart before walmart got big.
     
  12. Acid

    Acid yes

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    thank you!
    Sears didnt seen as cheapo as Kmart until i found this :ninja: yikes
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  13. Sloan

    Sloan I love model_mom!

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    :lol:
    I know what I am getting you for a holiday present! :innocent: ;)
     
  14. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    Sears, Penney's, and the now-defunct Montgomer Wards have always sold crappy jewelry, along with respectable, if dull men's and women's wear, children's clothing, toys, bikes, tools, appliances.

    Way back in the day, you could get anything from a raincoat to a prefab house kit through the big catalogue stores like Sears.
     
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    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    I was looking at an 1800s Sears catalog in the Library: beautiful things, I would use them!

    Now, it's just another store along the lines of JCPenny's or Kaufmann's.... although I did not expect a merger with K-mart. Somehow K-mart is just a step lower.
     
  16. JNR_NBL

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    What are they going to call these combined stores: "Smart" :p :blink:
     

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