These Once-Invincible Companies Aren’t Surviving in the Digital Age

2. Sears

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The company has been closing store after store. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

  • Sears has become the poster child for struggling retail stores.

You’re probably well aware that Sears is effectively circling the drain. The retail giant, which was one of the country’s biggest and most powerful department stores for generations, appears to be in its death throes. Some speculate that it won’t make it another year. While internet giants like Amazon eat up more market share and Sears remains paralyzed, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the store completely disappears.

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