Sears Was a Retail Innovator. Why Is It Nearly Dead Now?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 922 , Segment 5
Episode: Khashoggi, Menu Selection, Bird Strike, Sears Bankruptcy
- Oct 16, 2018 11:00 pm
- 19:28 mins
Guest: Art Carden, Professor of Economics, Samford University’s Brock School of Business Sears filed for bankruptcy this week. It’s been a long time coming. Years of losses and store closures and layoffs have made Sears feel like a relic in a day when Amazon and Walmart rule retail. But we still remember the days when the Sears catalog landing in our mailbox around Christmastime was really exciting. Sears pioneered the at-home shopping experience long before the internet was invented. So why did it lose its trailblazing edge?