Kmart Weekly Ad – Kmart Corporation (sometimes stylized as K Mart or Kmart) is a chain of big box stores headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States. Chain buy Sears for $ 11 billion in 2005, forming a new company under the name Sears Holdings Corporation. The company was founded in 1962. Since October 29, 2016, the company operated a total of 801 Kmart stores. This is a decrease from 941 Kmart stores had operated in January 2016. It operates stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam (which expects Kmart largest in the world). It is also used to operate stores in Canada, Mexico, and Eastern Europe.
Kmart is known for its “Blue Light Specials”: they occurred at unexpected moments when a worker shop will light a light mobile police and offer a discount on a particular department store, while announcing discounted special over the public address system of the shop. At the peak of Kmart’s popularity, the word “Attention Kmart shoppers!” entered the American pop psychology, appearing in movies and other media such as Troop Beverly Hills six days and seven nights, Rain Man, Beetlejuice, Madea goes to jail, and Dawn of the Dead.
Kmart’s headquarters were located in Troy, Michigan, in Metro Detroit, but the acquisition of Sears, it has been moved to Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Kmart also exists in Australia and New Zealand (see Kmart Australia), even though it now has no connection with the US stores except in name, as the US capital in Australian business was purchased in the late 1970s.