Dating policy sears
Or, if they never really cared, maybe they just started neglecting the wants and needs of us, their previous regular customers.There has been a constant emphasis, these past few years, on Sears becoming an Amazon-like marketplace, and on their Member-Driven program.
They used to have a great tool buyer, bringing a variety of otherwise hard to find brands to stores, online and brick & mortar. I tried to remain positive, that it was okay if some new tools were made overseas, as long as the core tools were continued to be made here. Craftsman discontinued their Craftsman Professional brand, and slowly but very obviously, they stopped making tools here.
Sears’ store count has plummeted from a high of 4,010 at the end of 2011 to just 1,275 at the end of April 2017.
“Sears is on life support with very limited turnaround prospects on the horizon,” said Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics Inc., which tracks the retail industry for investors.
“The deterioration of both Sears and the department store industry is largely due to surging e-commerce spending and the failure to compete with off-price brick-and-mortar stores.” Liquidation sales start Thursday for the targeted Kmarts on the list of 66, while Sears liquidation sales will start Friday.
All 66 stores are to close by early September, according to the company.