WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 17, 2003

                             SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

                                    New York
                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

                 1-416                                   36-1750680
        (Commission File Number)              (IRS Employer Identification No.)

          3333 Beverly Road,                                60179
       Hoffman Estates, Illinois                         (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (847) 286-2500

 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report): Not Applicable

Item 7.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

            The Exhibit Index included herewith is incorporated herein by

Item 9.     Regulation FD Disclosure.

            On July 17, 2003 the Registrant issued a press release announcing
            its second quarter 2003 earnings, which is attached hereto as
            Exhibit 99. The press release contains a non-GAAP financial measure,
            namely, the net charge-off rate for the second quarter 2003
            excluding the benefit of the sale during the quarter of charged-off
            accounts. The release also contains a reconciliation of this measure
            to its related GAAP measure. Sears' management believes that this
            information is useful to investors in that it provides comparability
            to the second quarter 2002 net charge-off rate and highlights the
            impact of the sale on the quarter-to-quarter change in financial

            The information furnished under "Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure"
            is intended to be furnished under "Item 12. Results of Operations
            and Financial Condition" in accordance with SEC Release No. 33-8216.
            The information in this Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto
            shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the
            Securities Act of 1934, as amended, but shall be deemed to be
            incorporated by reference in and made a part of the following
            registration statements filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as
            amended: Registration Statement Nos. 2-80037, 33-18081, 33-23793,
            33-41485, 33-45479, 33-55825, 33-58851, 33-64345, 33-64775,
            333-08141, 333-18591, 333-38131, 333-43309, 333-52056, 333-72514,
            333-87942, 333-92082 and 333-102114.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                            SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.

                                            By:  /s/ Michael J. Graham
                                                 Michael J. Graham
                                                 Vice President and Controller
Date: July 17, 2003


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
      99      Press release dated July 17, 2003.