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Sears Says Portrait Studio
Operator Shuts Down at U.S. Stores

Bloomberg News, by Renee Dudley

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/5/2013 3:36:40 PM

Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) said CPI Corp. (CPIC), the company that operated photo portrait studios at the retailer’s stores, is ceasing U.S. operations. “We are working with CPI to ensure that it fulfills its outstanding orders and provides ordered pictures to our members and customers,” Howard Riefs, a spokesman for Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Sears, said in an e-mail today. CPI operated the studio under license, he said. Sears is “exploring all options” to continue photo services, Riefs said. Customers who have had recent picture sessions can order portraits on the Sears website through

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Little by little Sears keeps shrinking. I remember when they had a snack bar, catalogue department, interior design services, and a clock/watch repair shop.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 4/5/2013 3:50:48 PM     (No. 9261438)

I remember when they had a Roebuck.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: august9, 4/5/2013 3:52:47 PM     (No. 9261440)

How many of you oldsters remember the "Sears has everything" motto?

My better half worked "at",(not for)Sears selling monuments.

Yes, grave stones, tomb stones, monuments, etc.

The stories I heard ranged from tear inducing sad to rolling-on-the-floor hilarious!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 4/5/2013 4:02:02 PM     (No. 9261454)

When I was a kid we got ice cream. Walgreen´s had it permanently plus a huge toy department. There are no department stores I care to enter anymore.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon, 4/5/2013 4:28:07 PM     (No. 9261503)

The economy has never been in better shape.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scrubber, 4/5/2013 4:35:24 PM     (No. 9261517)

A "sear" is a part of the trigger group of a gun. Therefore, Sears is out to murder us all. Logical, huh?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 4/5/2013 4:56:06 PM     (No. 9261553)

Mike Brady: ´´Put on your Sunday best, kids; we´re going to Sears!´´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 4/5/2013 10:16:10 PM     (No. 9261944)

Shoot I remember Woolworths. They had hot dogs and snow cones and ice cream by the front in the shopping mall. Alas now all gone.

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