Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a major retail conglomerate formed in 2005 by the merger of Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois with Kmart Holdings Corporation of Troy, Michigan. The company operates 3,900 retail locations under the mastheads of Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Essentials, Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Hardware, Kmart, Big Kmart, Super Kmart, The Great Indoors, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Lands' End stores. It is the ninth largest retailer by annual revenue in the United States trailing behind Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Costco, Target, CVS Caremark, Walgreens, Kroger, and Lowe's.
The company maintains its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. – less