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Sears' New Store Design Is About 10 Years Too Late -- The Motley Fool

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Sears' New Store Design Is About 10 Years Too Late -- The Motley Fool

Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) recently celebrated the reopening of a 56-year-old store following a major renovation that saw its footprint shrink 75% while delivering an updated interior with a contemporary design. The store -- in upscale Oak Brook, Illinois -- will carry the merchandise you'd expect to find at Sears, including apparel, appliances, sporting goods, and lawn and garden supplies. But shoppers can also seamlessly move between in-store and online offerings. It's something of a store of the future for the troubled, old-line retailer -- or it would have been if Sears had built it 10 years ago. The gathering storm Sears seems to be careening toward bankruptcy. Years of failing to respond