Oct 1, 2018
Richard Warren started Sears in Minneapolis in 1886, as a mail order watch business. He shipped products to every corner of the U.S. The Sears catalogue went out all across the country, selling sewing machines, cookware, musical instruments, bicycles, sporting goods, even automobiles. After the company began opening retail stores in 1925, it became the largest retailer in the U.S. until 1989.
It’s a reminder that Amazon, which began by selling books, finally changed into a company like Sears, with enormous numbers of products – but sold on the Internet.