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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Apr 20, 2010
My friend works here as a buyer but in all earnest, merchandising is not Sears strong point!
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 Sears Canada Inc. (TSXSCC) (more commonly referred to as "Sears") is a retailer, headquartered in TorontoOntario, that operates in all provinces and territories across Canada with a network of 188 corporate stores, 180 dealer stores, 67 home improvement showrooms, 112 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. SLH Transport, a freight trucking company and wholly owned subsidiary headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, provides the company with transportation and logistics services and comprises 620 trucks, 3,700 trailers, and 900 associates with terminals located throughout Canada.[2] Sears also has a general merchandise catalogue with over 2,200 catalogue merchandise pickup locations. There is a Sears location within a 10-minute drive of 93% of Canadians. About 50,000 associates are employed throughout the company.

As of 2009, Sears Holdings Corporation of the United States owns 73.1% of Sears Canada common shares and Pershing Square Capital owns 17.3% of them;[3] the remainder of the shares are publicly traded. As of March 31, 2005, the majority ownership stake was officially transferred to Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD). Sears Holdings is attempting to buy back the outstanding shares of Sears Canada.

On September 26, 2007, Sears Canada announced the sale of its Jarvis Street headquarters to ...

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