Sears

Data: Walmart wins holiday store visits, Sears’ failure is likely JCPenney and Kohl’s gain

Over the holiday shopping period a surprisingly small number of retailers dominated store visits. According to Reveal Mobile, roughly one out of three U.S. shoppers visited Walmart or Target between November 12 and December 31, 2018. Walmart saw almost 25 percent of all store visits. According to the company’s mobile-location data, nearly 90 percent (86 percent) …

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Lands End on firmer ground, but omni-channel challenges remain tough as exit from Sears continues

Previously when looking at the omni-channel transformation efforts of US retailer Lands End, the irresistible puns about ‘more cliff edge than land’s end’ have been sadly irresistible. Of course transformation takes time and while that cliff edge can still be seen, it’s fair to say that the firm finds itself on somewhat firmer ground as …

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Data on why retail icon Sears fell in new ecommerce economy

Sears, which long ago pioneered an early form of ecommerce through its catalog business, didn’t foresee a shifting landscape that started 25 years ago in Jeff Bezos’ garage in Seattle. While the U.S. retail giant could have carved out a strong presence in ecommerce, it failed to act back in 2005 when Amazon became the …

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Here’s How UBS Executive Director Jamie Sears Is Helping Out Minority Entrepreneurs

Companies are stepping up to support entrepreneurs and those driving the programs are oftentimes deeply tied to the mission. We sat down with Jamie Sears, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility at ‎UBS, to discuss the 2017/18 Project Entrepreneur Intensive, common traits among the most successful founders and more. Project Entrepreneur: You were a …

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