Haworth to Head Sears Retail Services Unit

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-James Haworth has been named executive vice president and president of the retail services unit of Sears Holdings.

Haworth, who will begin in this post on Jan. 31, will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and strategic growth of retail services for all Sears and Kmart stores. He will report to the board of directors of the retail services unit, and will join both this board and the board of directors for Sears Holdings.

Haworth will succeed Kevin Holt, who has left the company.

Prior to being named to this position, Haworth was chairman, president and chief executive officer for Chia Tai Enterprises International & CP Lotus, an investment holding company that operates one-stop shopping centers in China. His career includes executive positions with Walmart and Business Decisions Inc., a company that he founded in 2005.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue


    May 2017

    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money