[PLUG-TALK] Sears doomed

Aaron Burt aaron at bavariati.org
Fri Jun 1 11:45:31 PDT 2018


On 2018-06-01 11:02, Rich Shepard wrote:
<snip>
>   JC Penny is in the same leaky boat.
> 
>   The large, nationwide brick-and-mortar (or cinderblock) retailers 
> didn't
> respond to the likes of Amazon so it's not surprising that they're on 
> the
> close-out rack.

Sears was built on mail-order, and prospered on the spread and 
decentralization of America.  The storefronts were originally an adjunct 
to the core catalog-sales operation.

I remember when Sears abruptly shut down its catalog operation and the 
distribution warehouse in Seattle.  It was one year before the founding 
of Amazon.

Oops.

Mah couturier is JC Penn-ay,
   Aaron


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