Sears and Whirlpool split ways after 100 years

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Sears will no longer sell any of Whirlpool products, ending a relationship that has lasted more than 100 years.

Sears sent out a note to its stores last week saying that Whirlpool's demands would've made it difficult to sell its appliances at a competitive price. Sears itself has been ravaged by new competition for years by stores like Home Depot and Amazon.com.

The partnerships end is effective immediately and includes larger and small appliances including Whirlpool subsidiaries like Maytag, KitchenAide and Jenn-Air.

Sears said that it would sell off the remainder of its Whirlpool inventory and will only sell its Kenmore products and other brands like LG, Samsung and GE.