Sears Roebuck

Sears, Roebuck & Company is an American multinational department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in Greater Chicago. The company was founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1893 as a mail order catalog. Julius Rosenwald took control in 1895 and expanded its sales and profits greatly. In 1925, it began opening local department stores. The business peaked in the 1950s and 1960s, then began a long, slow contraction. In 2005, it was bought out by Kmart, which renamed itself Sears Holdings.In 1973, it opened a new headquarters in the Sears Tower, a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper that was the tallest building in the world until 1998.
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  • The Democratization of Local Commerce and the Future of Physical Exchange

    …, between 1908 and 1940, Sears Roebuck delivered 75000 pre-fab houses to customers who picked out a style and shape through a catalog. Needless to say, the reach and quality of the web dramatically expanded this, creating a much larger — but still very virtual — ecommerce sector. Adjusted for inflation, the ecommerce industry, measured by the US…

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