Sears Names Paul Jones From Kohl's to Lead Men's Apparel

Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) announced today that Paul Jones, 42, senior vice president of menswear merchandising for Kohl's Department Stores, will join Sears on Monday as vice president and general merchandise manager for men's apparel.

"I am very excited that Sears has been able to attract another deeply experienced and talented merchant with a track record of sales and margin success," said Gwen Manto, executive vice president and general manager of apparel.

Jones built the men's business during seven years at Kohl's after serving at Foley's, a subsidiary of May's Department Stores, where he was vice president and division merchandise manager for men's sportswear and designer collections. Earlier, at Meier & Frank, another May's unit, Jones held several men's merchandise buyer and management positions.

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Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. With revenues in 2003 of $41.1 billion, the company offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the U.S. and Canada, which includes approximately 870 full-line and 1,100 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through,, and specialty catalogs. Sears is the only retailer where consumers can find each of the Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End brands together -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the largest provider of product repair services with more than 14 million service calls made annually.

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