HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Groceries are a means to an end at the new Sears Essentials stores. Sears Holdings, the newly merged product of Sears and Kmart, has in the last few weeks converted five former Kmart locations to the new Essentials banner, which combines Sears brands like Craftsman and Kenmore with the consumables mix of a Kmart. The stores feature a relatively small grocery offering -- about the same as a typical Kmart, with no produce, bakery or delicatessen. The Pantry sections, ...

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