Sears: CSR & Sustainability News

Sears Holdings Corporation is a retail conglomerate formed in 2005 by the merger of Sears, Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, with Kmart Holdings Corporation, of Troy, Michigan. The company operates 4,000 retail locations under the mastheads of Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Hardware, Kmart, Big Kmart, Super Kmart, The Great Indoors, and Lands’ End stores.

Top Retailers Discontinue Confederate Flag Merchandise

Spurred by the Charleston massacre -- and subsequent protests to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capitol building -- mega-retailers like Walmart…

How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before Amazon.com, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.

Old Sears and Kmart Stores Get Repurposed as Data Centers

When a big box retailer shutters a store, it leaves behind a big, vacant building. Sears Holdings closed 333 Sears and Kmart stores…

Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…

FTC Settles With Amazon, Sears, Macy’s Over Mislabeled Bamboo Clothing

Last week the FTC reached an agreement with four large retailers over charges that textiles promoted as environmentally friendly bamboo were actually rayon.

Latest Garment Factory Fire Shows Apparel Industry Puts Profits Before Workers

The latest tragedies in the garment factories were devastating in particular – not because they spoiled the holidays for retailers and fashion industries,…

Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…

Is it Possible to Measure Sustainability Within the Retail Industry?

At a fundamental level, there’s really nothing sustainable about the retail industry as we know it today.  In the United States and abroad,…

Lights Out at K-Mart and Sears For Earth Hour: Who Else?

Led by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), the fifth annual Earth Hour 2010 takes place tomorrow, March 27, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local…