Great news for fans of the classic, quality apparel and merchandise from popular retailer Lands' End. Beginning this month, shoppers have three convenient ways to shop for many of their favorite products from Lands' End -- direct from the catalog, at landsend.com and now at 870 Sears stores nationwide.
"Sales of Lands' End apparel for men, women and children have been strong in the 401 Sears stores carrying the brand this spring," said Mindy Meads, executive vice president of apparel for Sears, Roebuck and Co. "In fact, comparable sales for apparel in stores carrying the Lands' End brand were 2-4 percent better than those without. And, sales of Covington, our new classic brand introduced in September 2002, also increased. The integration of Lands' End into Sears has been very successful, and this is only the beginning."
Sears purchased Lands' End in June 2002, and introduced merchandise to 183 stores in 10 markets five months later. In March 2003, 217 stores were added, and the roll-out to Sears' 870 full-line stores coast-to-coast will be complete by late August.
Lands' End best-selling merchandise available at Sears for the entire family includes high-quality footwear, legendary jackets, full-fashioned sweaters, ever-popular khakis, button-down shirts, lush corduroys, tailored trousers, seamless turtlenecks, active wear, bedding and more. New Lands' End additions include the Marinac™, the wind-proof and water-resistant fleece Jacket of the Year; the Cable-front Zip Cardigan as the Lands' End Sweater of the Year for women; and the new suede Handsewn Mocs for both men and women. Selection varies by store location. The full Lands' End collection may be found at landsend.com or 1-800-356-4444.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) is a broadline retailer with significant service and credit businesses. In 2002, the company's annual revenue was $41 billion. The company offers its wide range of apparel, home and automotive products and services to families in the U.S. through Sears stores nationwide, including approximately 870 full-line stores. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through its Web sites, sears.com and landsend.com , and a variety of specialty catalogs. Lands' End is the nation's largest specialty clothing catalog company and the biggest Internet seller of clothing in the U.S.
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
CONTACT: Lee Antonio, +1-847-286-5569, or Chris Brathwaite,
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