Our stores have been merchants to America for more than 110 years. Sears began as an early partnership between a railroad station agent and a watchmaker originating in North Redwood, Minnesota. Kmart began as S.S. Kresge Co. back in 1899. The rich heritage and history of the two retailers along with other businesses have made the retail landscape rich with both innovation and tradition.
- it's one way that we distinguish ourselves from other retailers. With over 8,600 service technicians making more than 11 million service calls annually, this business delivers a broad range of retail-related residential and commercial services in all 50 states and Puerto Rico under the Sears Parts & Repair Services and A&E Factory Service brand names. Commercial and residential customers can obtain parts and repair services for all major brands of products such as home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, home electronics, floor-care products, and heating and cooling systems. Smaller items for repair can be brought into Sears Parts & Repair Centers located throughout the United States or to any Sears Full-line Store. Customers can also purchase service contracts, product protection agreements, product installation services and Kenmore residential heating and cooling systems.
We are responsible for the physical flow of all apparel, appliances, hardware, consumables, household goods, automotive and general merchandise to over 2,400 Sears stores and 1,300 Kmart stores across all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We embrace innovation as a way to drive efficiency, productivity, performance and growth. With over 10,000 associates across the United States, we ensure that there is sufficient capability, capacity and processes to support the current and future requirements of every Sears Holdings business.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with over 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.
The merger of Kmart and Sears as Sears Holdings Corporation closed on March 24, 2005, following affirmative shareholder votes of both companies. The company will continue to market products under brands held by both companies. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Sears Holdings is committed to improving the lives of our customers by providing quality services, products and solutions that earn their trust and build lifetime relationships. In our associates we value teamwork, integrity and positive energy. Our culture is defined by a clear vision, mission, pace and values.