Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

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Re: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

Post by storewanderer » September 21st, 2019, 8:11 pm

BatteryMill wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 5:43 pm
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After OSH separated from Sears (Sears owned OSH), they had to continue to pay residuals to Eddie Lambert as part of the separation agreement. Those payments were to much for OSH forcing them into bankruptcy. Lowe's purchased them out of bankruptcy, mostly because they wanted a larger presence in California and wanted a small store strategy.
Thank you - got it. At least Sears didn't directly result in Lowe's clearing their house on this brand.
What Sears did was what drove OSH into bankruptcy the first time and then enabled it to go into the hands of Lowe's. OSH was a very profitable business unit (independently managed by its own management team all along) for Sears, back in the 90's. I believe Sears attempted to expand OSH outside California at some point as well and failed. Lowe's should have learned from that mistake, but they were too arrogant.

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Re: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

Post by babs » September 21st, 2019, 11:46 pm

storewanderer wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 8:11 pm
BatteryMill wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 5:43 pm
babs wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 9:51 am
After OSH separated from Sears (Sears owned OSH), they had to continue to pay residuals to Eddie Lambert as part of the separation agreement. Those payments were to much for OSH forcing them into bankruptcy. Lowe's purchased them out of bankruptcy, mostly because they wanted a larger presence in California and wanted a small store strategy.
Thank you - got it. At least Sears didn't directly result in Lowe's clearing their house on this brand.
What Sears did was what drove OSH into bankruptcy the first time and then enabled it to go into the hands of Lowe's. OSH was a very profitable business unit (independently managed by its own management team all along) for Sears, back in the 90's. I believe Sears attempted to expand OSH outside California at some point as well and failed. Lowe's should have learned from that mistake, but they were too arrogant.
I'm not aware of any OSH stores outside California when Sears owned them. They expanded to Portland after they went public and split from Sears. The Florida stores were added when Lowe's owned them.

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Re: Lowe's "Appliance-Centric" Store

Post by J-Man » October 22nd, 2019, 3:04 pm

Well, it turns out it IS an appliance-centric store --- but with a twist. It's their first OUTLET store, with appliances that have "issues."

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