Though more Kmart store closings are reported to happen in the near future, the chain isn’t going down without a fight. While in process of shutting various Kmart store locations, one “new” one (or re-vamped location) quietly opened up in August with a “whole lotta awesome.” This isn’t to say that the “grand re-opening” wasn’t a big deal (it was and huge crowds turn out for the occasion) but most of the country did not learn of this news until recently.
The new store, located in Des Plaines, Ill. near the company’s headquarters, is a “rare attempt to update the chain’s brick-and-mortar presence as the company rethinks the strategy,” says Fierce Retail.. . . more