Business Description :
Sears Canada Inc. operates as a multi-format retailer in Canada. The company operates in two segments, Merchandising and Real Estate Joint Arrangements. It operates department stores that offer womens apparel, mens and childrens apparel, nursery products, cosmetics, jewelry, footwear, and accessories; and home and hardlines, including home furnishings and mattresses, home decors, lawn and garden products, hardware products, electronics and leisure products, and seasonal products, as well as provides appliances comprising refrigeration, laundry, floor care, and sewing products. The company also operates home stores, which offer appliances and electronics; and home improvement products, as well as provides travel and logistics services. In addition, it operates dealer stores that offer appliances, furniture, home electronics, and outdoor power equipment; outlet stores that offer clearance merchandise; appliances and mattresses stores that provide appliances, mattresses, box-springs, and products of private labels; and a chain of appliance specialty stores under the Corbeil name. Further, the company has joint arrangement interests in three shopping centers. Sears Canada Inc. offers its products directly through telephone, mail, fax, and online at sears.ca, as well as through its stores and catalogue agents. As of August 22, 2014, it operated a network of 176 corporate stores, 222 Hometown stores, approximately 1,300 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 96 Sears Travel offices, and a repair and service network. The company was formerly known as Simpsons-Sears Limited and changed its name to Sears Canada Inc. in May 1984. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Sears Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation.
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