Tag Archives: Sears

Back to the Future in Retail

As you may know, Amazon is moving more and more into brick and mortar. They are opening book stores, while others are closing. They bought Whole Foods, which may soon no longer be referred to as “whole paycheck,” and they … Continue reading

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Brand extension

DieHard is looking to enter the non-automotive battery market. Specifically alkaline batteries. They launched an ad campaign on April 1, which was not a joke, to try to move more aggressively into alkaline batteries with a specific goal to overtake Rayovac in … Continue reading

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Will it be over soon?

The consumer advocate for the San Jose Mercury News writes a column he calls “Action Line.” In today’s column he published a letter from a consumer who had a problem with a treadmill and called Sears Home Services for a repair … Continue reading

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Too much, too late

As a follow-up to my Sears post, I thought you might find it amusing and sad that three days after reporting Sears to the Better Business Bureau regarding the stackable washer and dryer, a Sears regional executive “reviewed the file” … Continue reading

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Retailers biting the dust

Mervyns, a California based retailer declared bankruptcy earlier this year and just announced that they were going to liquidate as they could not find a buyer or appropriate financing to continue. No doubt many will ascribe their demise to the … Continue reading

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