Sears rolls out plan to save face in light of Q3 results

It's no secret that Sears has been struggling, but a less-than-robust Q3 earnings report may have prompted the retailer to make a few drastic moves in an effort to sustain itself.

For one, Sears Canada is selling five store leases to Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited for a price tag of $400 million Canadian, one of which includes its flagship location in Toronto. The transaction, which is aimed at increasing the value of Sears Holdings' 51% inerest in the branch, is slated to close within the next 10 business days.

"We are very supportive of Sears Canada's actions to create value," said Sears Holdings chairman and CEO Edward Lampert. "It is clear that the Canadian market is becoming more competitive, but also more lucrative for those who can compete effectively. We believe that Sears Canada is well positioned to create value for its shareholders through a combination of operating performance improvements, business portfolio actions and leveraging its real estate footprint workin