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Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

_ EXCLUSIVE Eddie Lampert is cleaning out the closet at Sears, and hes not feeling sentimental about Lands End. The number-crunching hedge-fund tycoon who, as chairman of Sears Holdings, has lately been scrambling to raise cash amid heavy losses at the Sears and Kmart retail chains has quietly been shopping the Dodgeville Wis. mail-order catalog to potential buyers, The Post has learned. Lampert, who inherited Lands End when he took control of Sears in 2005 by merging it with Kmart, has approached a handful of private-equity firms as he looks to raise as much as $2 billion in cash,

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