Kmart can trace their history all the way back to 1897, when the founder, Sebastian S. Kresge met Frank Woolworth. Mr. Kresge retired as the president in 1925 and the Great Depression causes the closing of many Kresge stores. Under the leadership of Harry Cunningham, the first actual Kmart store was opened in Michigan in 1962. Throughout the years, Kmart had become one of the most popular retail stores in America, until the 2000s due to competition pressures from stores like Walmart and Target.
Even thought they have closed many local stores, Kmart is still a strong retail presence in the United States today with their online store. Kmart sells all types of consumer products from brand name clothing like Levis, consumer electronics, pet supplies, garden supplies and much more.
What makes Kmart's unique?
Kmart is still a well known name when customers are looking for anything they need and at great prices. They have long been known as a store where you can find just about anything you need and today, their online store continues the same retail presence their local stores brought to us for years.