Sears Canada looking for ‘complementary’ retail partners

In his bid to rejuvenate struggling Sears Canada Inc., its new executive chairman is looking at teaming up with other retailers to lure more customers to its stores.

Brandon Stranzl said in an interview on Wednesday that he wants to partner with other merchants – new to Canada or existing ones – in his efforts to revive the department store retailer’s fortunes.

He didn’t say which retailers he has been talking to. In the United States, Sears Holdings Corp. has teamed up with British cheap-chic fashion powerhouse Primark to try to bolster sales in Sears’s U.S. stores.