|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Sears Holdings Corp|
|Sears Holdings Corporation is the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation (Kmart) and Sears, Roebuck and Co. (Sears). The Company was formed as a Delaware corporation in 2004 in connection with the merger of Kmart and Sears on March 24, 2005. The Company is an integrated retailer with 1,980 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States, operating through Kmart and Sears, and 449 full-line and specialty retail stores in Canada operating through Sears Canada Inc. (Sears Canada), a 51%-owned subsidiary. The Company has three reportable segments namely Kmart, Sears Domestic and Sears Canada. In the Kmart segment the Company operated a total of 1,152 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This store count consists of 1,135 discount stores, averaging 94,000 square feet, and 17 Super Centers, averaging 165,000 square feet. Kmart stores are one-floor, free-standing units that carry various products across many merchandise categories, including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables and apparel, including products sold under such well-known labels as Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer and Alphaline, and certain proprietary Sears brand products (such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard) and services. It also offers an assortment of major appliances, including Kenmore-branded products, all of its locations. In the segment seras the Company conducted 778 stores, of which 768 are Full-line stores located across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. These stores are primarily mall-based locations averaging 136,000 square feet. Full-line stores offer a wide array of products and service offerings across many merchandise categories, including appliances, consumer electronics, tools, sporting goods, outdoor living, lawn and garden equipment, certain automotive services and products, such as tires and batteries, home fashion products, as well as apparel, footwear, jewelry and accessories for the whole family. Sears Canada conducts retail operations in Canada similar to those conducted by Sears Domestic, with a greater emphasis on apparel and other softlines than in the U.S. stores. At February 1, 2014, Sears Canada operated a total of 118 full-line stores, 331 specialty stores, eight home services showrooms, 1,446 catalog pick-up locations and 97 travel offices. Sears Canada also sells its products through its sears.ca website. The Company competes with retailers, including other department stores, discounters, home improvement stores, consumer electronics dealers, auto service providers, specialty retailers, wholesale clubs, as well as many other retailers operating on a national, regional or local level in the U.S. and Canada.|
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