A sign for a Sears outlet store is displayed, in Kansas City, Mo. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering lossesSears Chapter 11, Kansas City, USA - 16 Oct 2018


Is Eddie Lampert Trying to Get the Sears Gang Back Together?

The former Sears ceo wants to buy all of Sears’ spin-off Hometown & Outlet Stores.

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Sears plans to open three new Home & Life stores in May.


Sears’ New Fashion-Free Home & Life Stores

Apparel won’t be for sale.

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Customers enter a Sears store in Northridge, California, USA, 11 October 2018. The iconic company, which was founded in 1892, is preparing to file for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy could be filed as soon as 14 October 2018 and would cause one of the biggest pension defaults in US history.Sears prepares to file for bankruptcy in the USA, Northridge - 11 Oct 2018


Sale of Sears Complete — Eddie Lampert Owns Sears

The chairman of Sears Holdings Corp acquired what was left of the company for $5.2 billion.

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A customer enters a Sears department store in Riverside, Illinois, USA, 28 December 2018. The 125 year old institution employees 68,000 people has been in bankruptcy since October 2018. According to reports Sears and Kmart face liquidation unless a 4.8 billion USD proposed by ESL Investments is submitted and accepted.Sears and Kmart face liquidation, Riverside, USA - 28 Dec 2018


ESL Defends Lampert’s Bid for Sears

Lampert and his hedge fund will head to bankruptcy court on Monday.

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Sears store Streets of Southglenn, Sears store in Streets of Southglenn. Signs mark the closing of a Sears store in the Streets of Southglenn mall in Littleton, Colo. Sears confirmed Thursday, Jan. 17, that chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert's hedge fund has won tentative approval for a $5.2 billion plan to buy 425 stores and the rest of its assetsSears Survival - 31 Dec 2018


Lampert’s Sears Bid Leaves Opening for Lawsuits

The $5.2 billion bid did not include a release from wrongdoings under his leadership.

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Kmart chairman Edward Lampert listens during a news conference to announce the merger of Kmart and Sears in New York , 2004.


Who Benefits the Most by Saving Sears?

Creditors say Lampert and ESL have filed a motion to prevent a bankruptcy court from approving his bid for the retailer.

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This, photo shows a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. Sears Holdings Corp. reported earnings on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Sears' extended decline in sales continued during the first quarter and the storied retailer vowed additional spending cuts to offset its slowing businessEarns-Sears Holdings, Hialeah, USA - 11 May 2017


What Sears Will Need to Do to Survive

The 126-year-old retailer may have found a buyer, but that doesn’t mean its out of the woods yet.

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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, a sign in the window at Sears promises that "This isn't goodbye," at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, N.J. Sears is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. The 130-year old retailer set a deadline of for bids for its remaining stores to avert closing down completelySears, Livingston, USA - 02 Nov 2018


Sears to Stay Open for Now: Reports

Eddie Lampert, chairman of Sears and his hedge fund ESL Investments, appears to have won a bid to save the retailer from liquidating.

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Eddie Lampert Keeps Alive $4.4B Bid for Sears Holdings

Lampert needs to make an additional $120 million deposit to keep his $4.4 billion bid alive and secure a place at the auction.

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Decision on Sears Holdings Likely This Week

The concern is that the current bid could likely leave Sears administratively insolvent, unless Eddie Lampert sweetens the offer.

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Lampert Has a $2.6 Billion Back-up Plan for Sears Holdings

He plans a separate bid for certain assets if the ESL offer fails to get “qualifying bid” status.

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Kmart chairman Edward Lampert listens during a news conference to announce the merger of Kmart and Sears in New York . Kmart is acquiring Sears, one of the most venerable names in U.S. retailing, in a surprise $11 billion deal that will create the nation's third-largest retailerKMART SEARS MERGER, NEW YORK, USA


Future of Sears Holdings Still Up for Debate

The next hurdle for the ESL affiliate is getting “qualified” bid status so it can proceed to the Jan. 14 auction.

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Sears’ Survival Questionable as the Company Faces Liquidation 

The company missed the deadline to find a new buyer while announcing the closure of 80 more stores.

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Sears Details $443M in Expenses to Close 142 Stores

The closures were first revealed when Sears filed for bankruptcy in October.

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WWD Yearbook #5A: Sears: By the Numbers

Some key data points between 2005 and 2018.

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