Sears announced earlier this month that they plan to divest their Lands’ End and tire & auto divisions. While the outlook for Sears Holdings continues to dim, this is good news for Lands’ End. Here’s a brief comment from a recent RetailWire discussion:
If Lands’ End wants to grow its brick-and-mortar footprint, and has the resources to do so, getting out of the Sears stores (and their lengthening shadow) is the best thing that could happen. The brand has managed to maintain its own brand integrity even in the middle of the slow-motion Sears train wreck.