"Grand" ol' Sears
April 11, 2003,
Hoffman Estates, IL — Home fashions will have a larger home in the new "Sears Grand" stores that will begin a test program this fall.
The five pilot stores will be the first off-the-mall units for Sears full line stores with the initial opening in West Jordan, UT, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The second pilot store will open in Gurney, IL next years. All will be one level.
Sears will introduce new merchandise categories including toys, a unique blend of plants and fertilizers, beauty products, dry groceries, and greeting cards, among the new mix. "We have improved our full line stores to the point where current consumer trends need to be served," Blakeley added. The new stores will let us be more able to provide everyday solutions to these product needs."