Sears Chronology
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Sears publishes Skylight, an employee newsletter.

Staff members move into new headquarters building on Chicago's West Side on Homan Avenue.

First public offering of Sears stock.


First annual report is issued.

Employees receive paid vacation time and merchandise discounts.


Richard Sears retires as president of the company.

Modern Homes (catalog homes) program begins.

Sears Motor Buggy (briefly, until 1912) joins the product line.
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