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For many years Sears in Canada was a separate company. It was first formed as a JV between Simpson's department store and Sears, Roebuck & Co. My grandmother worked in the Simpson-Sears catalog pickup department for many years.

Posted By: GUBA
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 01:19 pm

One of the things she learned was how to expertly wrap packages which always amazed me. I could never quite figure out how her Christmas gifts were all done so perfectly and fastened with a single small piece of tape.

Eventually the Simpson's name was dropped but Sears Canada remained a separate and very successful entity. Ultimately Sears Holding wound up buying out Sears Canada and the decline set in as the years of neglect piled up. The focus on siphoning ever increasing amounts of cash out of the company relegated Sears Canada to the same fate as other Canadian retail stalwarts like Eaton's and Woodward's who followed the same short sighted path.

Sears in Canada always had a restaurant and my grandmother loved to go for lunch there after a Saturday morning shopping trip. It is kind of sad that this once proud and successful company has gone by the wayside. At one time Sears Canada occupied a spot somewhere between Kohl's and Dillards and was a longtime favorite for many people.

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HoopUte icon NEW: Well it looks like the slow motion train wreck that has been Sears Holdings is finally nearing its end
HoopUte - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 11:14 am [ID# 1926224] [reply]
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sweetgrass icon NEW: and poor Roebuck (nm)
sweetgrass - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 12:01 pm [ID# 1926225] [reply]
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HoopUte icon NEW: My dad shot a roebuck when he was in the Army over in Germany/Luxemburg post WWII. That might explain it.
HoopUte - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 12:40 pm [ID# 1926228] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: Hey, he made $10,000 and his name became famous. (nm)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 12:58 pm [ID# 1926231] [reply]
o NEW: I remember as a kid circling the things I wanted for Christmas in their annual Christmas catalog. Eons ago (nm)
FlyfishingUte - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 12:53 pm [ID# 1926230] [reply]
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GUBA icon NEW: For many years Sears in Canada was a separate company. It was first formed as a JV between Simpson's department store and Sears, Roebuck & Co. My grandmother worked in the Simpson-Sears catalog pickup department for many years.
GUBA - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 01:19 pm [ID# 1926233] [reply]
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Maji Man icon NEW: Both Sears and JC Penney failed miserably to successfully transition a catalog business into an interwebs business.
Maji Man - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 01:45 pm [ID# 1926239] [reply]
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pangloss icon NEW: He also fostered a Darwinian / Ayn Rand 'survival of the fittest' culture within the company. Sears region v. region, division v. division, store v. store. It was disastrous.
pangloss - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 01:46 pm [ID# 1926240] [reply]
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Mineral Ute icon NEW: Who is John Galt? (nm)
Mineral Ute - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 02:45 pm [ID# 1926243] [reply]
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HoopUte icon NEW: Yup. They had a diverse, respected supply chain and all the distribution tools.
HoopUte - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 02:45 pm [ID# 1926244] [reply]
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pangloss icon NEW: Craftsman was the model of quality & customer support too. You could take an ancient broken Craftsman tool in and they would replace it - like Costco. (nm)
pangloss - -- Thursday 11 October 2018, at 03:29 pm [ID# 1926248] [reply]
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