Sears, Roebuck & Co. in El Paso, Texas

sears history 1940

Sears -- which is formally named Sears, Roebuck and Co. -- was initially a successful mail-order catalog company. The first Sears retail location opened its doors in 1925 in Chicago. Roebuck was the name of the man that Sears hired as a watch repairman and who eventually became his business partner.

First published March 24, 2017: 3:46 PM ET
Source: Business Leader Profiles for Students, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, Sears Archives

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