Sears Holdings Names President of Food and Consumables




HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 18, 2011 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD) announced today that Robin Michel joined the company as SVP and President – Food and Consumables & Health and Wellness. She will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and growth both in-store and online for the company’s Food & Consumables, Health & Beauty and Pharmacy Business.

“Robin brings to the company a wealth of expertise in the grocery and pharmacy industry, and we are excited to welcome her to our team,” said Bruce Johnson, Interim CEO and President. “Under Robin’s leadership, we’ll be able to uniquely serve our customers by providing them greater value in all areas of health, including wellness, lifestyle, diet, and nutrition while offering over 1000 pharmacy locations nationwide.”

Michel most recently served as President, Giant Foods in Landover, Md., where she was responsible for merchandising, store operations, finance, supply chain, real estate and human resources. Giant Foods is part of the holding company Ahold, an international group of leading supermarket companies based in the United States and Europe. During her extensive career in the grocery and pharmacy business, Robin has held senior leadership roles at companies such as: Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., 7-Eleven, Inc., and H.E. Butt (H-E-B) Grocery Company. She started her career with The Kroger Co., and progressed from Store Director to Vice President during her time there.

Michel earned a master’s degree in management from the University of Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville. She also is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Michel started with the company December 13, 2010 and is based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation’s fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands’ End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart.  We are the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings’ website at www.searsholdings.com.

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation


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