Kmart Corporation (sometimes stylized as K Mart or Kmart) is a chain of big box stores based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA. Sears bought the chain for $ 11000000000 in 2005 to form a new company named 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 of 941 Kmart stores it in January 2016 industry operates stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Guam (the world's largest Kmart houses). It also operates stores in Canada, Mexico and Eastern Europe.
Kmart was known for his "blue light specials" They looked at surprising moments where the shop worker facing a mobile police lights and Kmart weekly ad for a particular part of the trade, while the announcement of a special Kmart Weekly Ad over the local radio store. At the peak of popularity Kmart, the term "Attention Kmart shoppers!" Went into the American pop psyche, movies and other media, such as Troop Beverly Hills six days seven nights, Rain Man, beetle, Madea goes to jail, and Dawn of the Dead.
Kmart international headquarters is located in Troy, Michigan, Detroit Metro, but to buy from Sears, it was moved k Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Kmart is also found in Australia and New Zealand (see Kmart Australia), but now is not related to business in the United States, if not in name, after US shares in the Australian company acquired in the late 1970s.