Sears Company Visual History Timeline

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1886
Sears is founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck  

Richard Warren Sears

 
   
   
1888
  The first Sears catalog was published in 1888
 
1895
The Sears catalog had grown to 532 pages with sales of $750,000  
   
   
1895
  Due to the national Panic of 1893 – a full scale depression – large quantities of merchandise went unsold. Roebuck decided to quit and sell his half of the company to Chicago businessman Aaron Nusbaum for $75,000.
1906
Sears opened its catalog plant and the Sears Merchandise Building Tower in Chicago.  
 
   
   
1907
  Under Julius Rosenwald’s leadership as Vice President and Treasurer, annual sales grew to $50 million.
1920
Sears began opening urban department stores  
 
   
   
1974
  Sears made history when it completed the 110-story Sears Tower in Chicago. The tower became the worlds tallest building.
 
1993
Sears terminated its famous general merchandise catalog because of sinking sales and profits.  
   
   
2004
  November 17th
  Sears announced it was being acquired by Kmart.
 
     

 

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Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
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Date research was conducted: July 19, 2016

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