Briefly describe Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Give three examples of responsibility centers for Sears, Roebuck and Co..
Describe how these responsibility centers interact.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. was officially formed in 1893. The company dates its history back to 1886 when Richard W. Sears, a railroad agent in Minnesota, received an box of errant watches and then sold them to other agents.
<br><br>A Brief Chronology of Sears History
<br><br>1886 Richard Sears starts selling watches to supplement his income as station agent at North Redwood, Minn.
<br><br>1887 Sears settles in the company's first Chicago location and hires a watchmaker named Alvah C. Roebuck.
<br><br>1888 Date of the earliest catalog featuring only watches and jewelry.
<br><br>1893 Corporate name becomes Sears, Roebuck and Co.
<br><br>1896 First large general catalog.
<br><br>1911 Sears establishes testing laboratory.
<br><br>1916 Savings and Profit Sharing Fund of Sears Employees is established.
<br><br>1925 First Sears retail store opens in catalog center on Chicago's west side.
<br><br>1927 Sears launches the Craftsman® and Kenmore® brands.
<br><br>1931 Allstate Insurance ...