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Type Subsidiary of Transform SR Brands
Founded 1897 (S.S. Kresge Company 5¢ and 10¢)
July 31, 1899 (Kresge & Wilson Company)
May 24, 1912 (S. S. Kresge Company of Delaware)
June 24, 1916 (S.S. Kresge Company of Michigan)
April 3, 1962 (K Mart)
November 23, 1977 (Kmart Corporation)
Headquarters Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US
Key people S.S. Kresge, founder
John McCrory, founder
Charles J. Wilson, founder
Industry toys, clothing, electronics
Products toys, clothing, electronics
Number of people <100

Kmart is a subsidiary of Transform SR Brands.

S.S. Kresge

The first S.S. Kresge five-and-dime store was opened in 1897 by S.S. Kresge and John McCrory. A second S.S. Kresge store was opened by Kresge and McCrory in 1898.

Kresge & Wilson Company

Kresge & Wilson Company was founded by S.S. Kresge and Charles J. Wilson on July 31, 1899.

S. S. Kresge Company of Delaware

S. S. Kresge founded the S. S. Kresge Company in Delaware on May 24, 1912.

S. S. Kresge Company of Michigan

S. S. Kresge founded a second S. S. Kresge Company in Michigan on May 24, 1912.

K Mart

The first K Mart store opened on April 3, 1962.

Kmart Corporation

The S.S. Kresge Company was renamed the Kmart Corporation on November 23, 1977.

Video game consoles by K Mart

Name Year Notes
SC Eight Thousand 1977 K-Mart branded version of the Radofin Tele-sports.