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Sears, Roebuck and Company
Subsidiary
Industry Retail
Fate Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Founded 1886; 134 years ago (1886) (legacy)
1892; 128 years ago (1892) (first incorporation)
1906; 114 years ago (1906) (second incorporation)
Chicago, Illinois
Founders
Headquarters ,
United States
Number of locations
506 (Q2 2018)
Area served
  • United States
  • Mexico
Products
  • Clothing
  • footwear
  • bedding
  • furniture
  • jewelry
  • beauty products
  • appliances
  • housewares
  • tools
  • electronics
Revenue Decrease US$ 13.8 billion (2016)
Operating income
Decrease US$ -1.448 billion (2016)
Parent Sears Holdings
(2005–present)
Subsidiaries See below
Searsessentials
Sears Essentials store in West Palm Beach, Florida

Sears, Roebuck and Company, usually called Sears, is a department store chain with about 600 stores in the United States. The first store opened in 1906. It was the biggest retailer in the country until Walmart had more sales in October 1989.

Sears had to close all 140 of its stores in Canada in 2017. Its 75 stores in Mexico have been operated by Grupo Carso since 1997.

Sears filed for bankruptcy on October 15, 2018.

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