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/PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today the completion of the sale of eleven Sears full line store locations to General Growth Properties for $270 million. Sears has received the sale proceeds and the stores will continue to operate as Sears locations into 2013 or 2014 with final closing dates to be determined and announced later this year. Each of the Sears stores was part of an existing General Growth property. The transaction included the list of owned and leased stores listed below. 1450 ALA MOANA BLVD Honolulu HI Leased 1481 CORAL RIDGE AVE Coralville IA Owned

/PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation is threatening to leave states and terminate relationships with all its affiliates rather than comply with this new law. As we have stated, we will gladly welcome these affiliates to the Sears Affiliate Team. We recognize and value our relationships with our over 6,500 affiliate partners AND the state and local communities we serve and we look forward to adding new affiliates. Sears Holdings thanks state lawmakers in the House and Senate for their overwhelming support for the bill and in particular wants to acknowledge the leadership of the main sponsors of House

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD) announced today that apparel veteran Lana Cain Krauter will join the company as SVP and president – Sears Apparel. She will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and growth of Sears' apparel business, both in-store and online. "Lana is a great addition to our apparel team," said John Goodman, EVP – Apparel and Home. "She brings to the company an excellent track record with brand, product and customer loyalty program development and a demonstrated success in creating and inspiring high performance teams." � � Krauter is an

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sears Holdings Friedman most recently served as president, Americas for Razorfish, one of the world's largest interactive marketing and technology companies. During his tenure, he held numerous roles of increasing responsibility including president, Central Region and global managing partner - Retail & Consumer Goods Practice. Prior to Razorfish, Friedman spent 10 years with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as an associate partner working with retail and consumer products companies. "David is a great addition to our executive team. He brings to our company a proven track record of assisting numerous retail and consumer

When Peter and Peggy Rice founded the Plow & Hearth catalog in an outbuilding on their Virginia farm in 1981, their inspiration was the back-to-basics movement. Nearly 20 years later, the country philosophy remains, but the back-roads mail order business is anything but backwards. Its adoption of a high-tech database in the mid '90s has led to quick, efficient growth through sophisticated modeling, which in turn engendered a home-furnishings catalog spin-off and a highly successful upselling program. Now Plow & Hearth's dual commitment to direct marketing basics and use of cutting-edge technology is allowing the founders to reap what they've sown. In April

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