Tag Archives: Kmart

Can Kmart Be Fixed?

For a long time, Kmart was a prominent retailing leader and innovator. According to its Web site: “More than one hundred years ago, Sebastian Spering Kresge opened a modest five-and-dime store in downtown Detroit … and changed the entire landscape … Continue reading

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Retailers Retooling Holiday Layaway Plans for 2012

Retailers are expecting (hoping?) for a better 2012 holiday season after a slow several years. They are planning for post-recession shopping behavior. According to Alec Foege, writing for JWT Intelligence: “Back in 2009, Kmart and Sears revived the old Christmas layaway concept, … Continue reading

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Sears: From One to None

Sears was one of the companies on the original Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. In its hey day, Sears was the go-to retailer for everything from “socks to stocks” (to reflect its ownership of Allstate Insurance and Dean Witter, the … Continue reading

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