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Images from Sears' Stores: Is This What Giving Up Looks Like?

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Would you like to take a look at what Sears is doing with the stores it's not selling them to raise cash? Business Insider recently published a collection of 18 photos taken by a retail analyst inside the department store chain's New York and New Jersey locations. Warning: they are not pretty.

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on Oct 30, 2013

A dramatic, dismal view of what happens when you take your eye off the ball. Some highly-paid execs 'aren't watching the store' and soon it will be too late.

on Dec 9, 2013

Hi Elaine,

I agree with stan5990. Brick and mortar stores struggle against ever increasing competition with online outlets. Survival depends on one very simple concept, in my opinion: Customer experience.

By customer experience, I mean a very, very pleasant customer experience. How? Aesthetics. The fact of the matter is that anything and everything is available for sale online. People only continue to shop at brick and mortar for the experience of it. And, that experience has to be very pleasing to the eye. Why shop at a store that looks like a rag warehouse?

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