How Lands’ End Emerged From the Shadow of Sears and Prospered Again


Despite brutal competition in the apparel sector, an ill-advised attempt to be hipper and more upscale a few years ago, and Sears Holdings’ (SHLD, +0.00%)years-long implosion, Lands’ End (LE, -15.90%) is on the upswing again in a convincing way.

The Dodgeville, Wisconsin company, known for its low price, high quality outdoor wear and school uniforms, on Thursday reported a sixth straight quarter of sales growth, with net revenue up 4.9% to $341.6 million. Crucially, online sales soared, as did sales at its own stores, a part of the business that will grow as Lands’ End continues to wean its retail business off of its reliance on the now bankrupt Sears. Read More 


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