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    Momaday and Sears: Culture

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    A Story Tells it All There seems to be a central theme to Sears’ book, Momaday’s book, and the various films we have reviewed, that there are old stories told about all of these "sacred places" that show us how to understand, care for, preserve, and protect the land around them. There are two aspects that stem from this main theme: that the words of these stories are traditional and sacred, and that people value different parts of the land in different ways. Some cultures value land as a worshiping

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    Richard Warren Sears and Sears, Roebuck, & Company Richard Warren Sears was born on December 7, 1863, in Stewartville, Minnesota. He was the son of James Warren and Eliza A. Sears, both of English ancestory. His father led anything but a happy life. He had failed in his quest for gold during the California Gold Rush of 1849 and was a bitter soldier in the Civil War, which he blamed on politicians. He had earned a sizable sum of money working as a blacksmith and a wagonmaker, but he lost it all

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    Sears New Release

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    Sears Updates Segment Reporting; Adopts New Accounting Standard Resulting In One-Time Non-Cash Charge Of $520 Million In Second Quarter HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) announced total domestic store revenues for the five weeks ending April 7, 2001 were $2.56 billion. Comparable domestic store revenues decreased 5.3 percent. Total domestic store revenues decreased 5.1 percent compared with $2.7 billion for the five weeks ending April 8, 2000. "March

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    there was doing everything right but when they were growing they were also slipping in to a deep hole. Many factors played in their eventual cutback, but supply chain management was their biggest fault. In the 1990’s growing competitors like Target, Sears, and Home Depot took some Kmart’s market place with Wal-Mart taking the biggest slice. On January 22, 2002, Kmart Corporation was crowned largest retailer seeking bankruptcy protection. As sales declined after a while due to increased competition,

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    Sears

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    same roof. Wanamaker opened a second store in New York City in 1896, and continued enlarging his stores. The average size of the market is 14,714,835 million with and average sales of 19,645,287 million and employee size of 121,859 thousand. Sears has its market of 14,000,933 million and its sales and employee sizes are 41,388,000 million and 289,000 and ranks near the bottom in all three categories out of the 25 competitors which consist of Target, K-Mart, J.C. Penney and other department and

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    Sears Holding Corp

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    Sears Holding Corp. Kmart and Sears have been part of the retail industry of America for the last two centuries, and as of November, 2004, they will be continuing due to their merger as Sears Holding Corp. This paper will first look at the history of the two companies to see how they started and what each company set out to achieve. This section will also include why the two companies failed. Secondly, a SWOT analysis will be performed on the new company, Sears Holding Corp, to try to identify

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    Sears Case Study

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    Sears is an American sales staple and has proven over the years that they have the ability to evolve with the changing sales landscape. But in the last 20 years their public reputation along with sales, assets, and corporate diversification have all dwindled. The name Sears still holds weight in the current marketplace, but the corporation is in danger of eventually disappearing if something is not done soon. In 1888 Sears, Roebuck, and Co. launched their first magazine, with a target market of farm

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    The Sears Grand Concept

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    expand on the Sears business practice of off-mall stores carrying consumable goods, which was known in the retail world as the Sears Grand concept. Pre-merger, both stores experienced major losses of consumers who turned to savvier, more innovative rivals, therefore making ‘traffic building’, i.e. market share and customer loyalty, a primary objective. SHC saw consumables as the avenue or vehicle that would build and redirect traffic back to its stores and it was felt that the Sears Grand concept

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    Sears Inventory

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    Sears Inventory Sears is a large retailer with approximately 1320 stores spread across the United States and Canada and it sells merchandise ranging from home goods to automotive products (Sears, 2014). At some point during the last few years Sears made changes to its inventory policy and actually alienated its longtime customers by failing to keep adequate stock levels of popular items on hand. One of the biggest problems with Sears is that it does not appear to be investing in its stores or maybe

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    Sears has created a “Financial Crisis” when hedge fund manager Edward Lampert took over control of the company. The mentality of investors of a CFO is an important viewpoint during crisis because it can help streamline process and reduce cost. Retail experience should be dominant the retail in order to feel the pulse of the consumer desires and to determine proper margin levels while eliminating inefficiencies in the organization. According to Marina Strauss of the Globe and Mail, “a sweeping change

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