Best Buy, Target could win in Sears bankruptcy — unless they’re right next door


Sears Holdings Corp., which filed for bankruptcy early Monday morning, wasn't a big competitive threat to either Best Buy Co. or Target Corp. But the Minnesota retailers could be among the biggest beneficiaries if Sears goes away.

Bloomberg has an early take on the possible winners and losers in a Sears bankruptcy, and counts Richfield-based Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) firmly in the "win" camp. That's chiefly because of its growing appliance business. Sears, even as its sales dwindled, remained a pretty…

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