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Kmart (sometimes stylized as K-Mart) is an American company. Its headquarters are in Illinois. The company purchased Sears in 2005. It formed a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation.

The company was founded in 1962. It is the third largest discount store in the world, behind Walmart and Target.[1] Kmart has stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. There were stores in Canada, Mexico, and Eastern Europe. As of October 20, 2014, there are 1,077 Kmart stores.

Kmart is known for its "Blue Light Specials". The phrase "attention Kmart shoppers" has been used in pop culture. Many movies were filmed at Kmart stores. These includes Troop Beverly Hills, Six Days Seven Nights, Rain Man, Beetlejuice, Madea Goes to Jail and Dawn of the Dead.

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  1. Anthony DeMarco (July 8, 2011). "America's Top Retailers". Forbes.

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