Sears Canada names Calvin McDonald CEO

TORONTO—Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Calvin McDonald president and CEO, succeeding Dene Rogers.

McDonald joins Sears Canada from Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest supermarket chain, where he was an EVP. He starts at Sears Canada immediately.

Sears Canada’s board chairman William C. Crowley commented in a statement, “The board of directors of Sears Canada is pleased to have attracted Mr. McDonald to lead Sears Canada and assume a position on the board. Calvin brings extensive retail experience, knowledge of on-line and customer-relationship technologies, an energetic and engaging leadership style, and an appreciation for the opportunity that Sears Canada represents.”

“I am excited to join Sears Canada,” added McDonald. “The executive team shares the board’s and my belief that Sears Canada has the potential to significantly increase its sales and profitability by better serving customers, by improving our brand offerings, by executing at a higher level in all channels, and by capitalizing on the affinity and affection that we Canadians have for this iconic retail brand.”

Sears Canada operates 196 corporate stores, 272 hometown dealer stores, 33 home improvement showrooms, 1,800 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network.

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  1. avatar Gerry Watts says:

    Mr McDonald, I am a salesperson with Sears Canada in Sudbury Ontario. I have been with Sears for 23 years, and last summer I was injured at the Sudbury Store when the security guard shut off the escalator while I was on it. Needless to say I received a injury from this accident which has made it impossible to continue as a salesperson. I am having difficulty being taken care of from the Sear store in Sudbury and I was hoping to speak to you about my problem. I have been a Gold Card salesperson and have many letters of acceditation from Sears. But now with my injury and not being able to earn the amount of money I was used to I need some assistance from you. Please call.
    thanks in advance

    Gerry Watts

    210 Third Avenue
    Lively, Ontario
    P3Y-1M3
    705-692-9775
    e-mail gwatts@persona.ca

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