I'm kind of fascinated by this, they're keeping Sears alive but doing nothing to deal with the issues that have plagued it for so long, particularly any semblance of a strong online presence. You can rearrange the deck of the Titanic but its still going to sink.
Sears was the quintessential department store offering clothing, jewelry & accessories, furniture, appliances, housewares, plumbing, home improvement, tools & hardware, automotive, sporting goods, yard & garden - you name it, they had it.
They even sold pre-fab home kits until 1940.
The irony of their current situation is they (along with Montgomery Wards, Watkins & others) started out as a mail order business shipping parcels out to rural areas far from town.
Even when brick & mortar stores were flourishing, they maintained their catalog base.
You'd think that as Amazon began to gain popularity they could've been building up a hefty on-line presence based on catalog clientele but it was too little too late.
Their appliances are super overpriced, I thought I was going to get a washer and dryer for cheap because it's a ghost town but many of their merchants are unhappy with them. (Probably because they can't sell stuff) -- much cheaper to get appliances at Costco or the like.
I wish they sears had fine jewelry departments so I can go to however many stores in my 50m area (8 or so) and snatch up some good watches, bracelets, necklaces, and rings for cheap........But no, they have mostly shit.