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  • Kresge's ----- Kresge's first retail establishment, a Salvation Army store resembled Woolworth's, a chain operated by Frank Woolworth. The store grew into a chain known as S. S. Kresge. It was incorporated in 1912, by which time it operated eighty-five stores. In the 1920s, Kresge operated larger stores that offered a wider variety of merchandise and prices, precursors of the modern discount department store. # http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kmart
  • It stands for Kresge as in Sebastian Spering Kresge. He was the founder of the S.S. Kresge dime store chain first opened in 1899, retiring in 1929. In 1959, Harry B Cunningham took over In 1962 - long after Kresge had died the stores changed their name to K Mart.
  • G'day Julie W, Thank you for your question. The K stands for the S. S. Kresge chain who started Kmarts back in the sixties. In 1977, the company changed its name to Kmart and sold the Kresge stores in the US in 1987. Kresge stores continued in Canada until 1994. I have attached sources for your reference. Regards Wikipedia KMart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-Mart KMart at a glance http://www.kmartcorp.com/corp/story/general/kmart_glance.stm Straight Dope http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_348b.html
  • The k stands for KRAP!
  • I watched biography on AMC and they said that the family named the stores with the first initial or nickname for a family member. K is for Kay and WalMart - for Walter.
  • The K stands for Kresge, as in Sebastian S. Kresge, founder of the S.S. Kresge dime store chain. http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_348b.html
  • KRESGE
  • The "K" in "K-Mart" comes from the company's founder, Sebastian Spering Kresge, who opened his first store in 1899. The stores were called "Kresge" until 1962 when they adopted the "K-Mart" name.
  • It stands for Kresge as in Sebastian Spering Kresge. He was the founder of the S.S. Kresge dime store chain first opened in 1899, retiring in 1929. In 1959, Harry B Cunningham took over In 1962 - long after Kresge had died the stores changed their name to K Mart
  • You know when you ask a question and it gives you some suggestions about maybe this question was already asked? How about checking those out before you submit the question???? http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/147776
  • Kresge
  • The K stands for Kresge, Sebastian S. Kresge, founder of the S.S. Kresge dime store chain.
  • Kristy!
  • Sebastian S. Kresge, who had previously founded the S. S. Kresge dime store chain, opened the first Kmart store on March 1, 1962, in Garden City, Michigan and named Kmart after himself.
  • Kresge ... Learn more here ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-mart#History
  • omg my teacher(Jeff Kresge)said that his family owned K mart, and thats why he hates wal mart[: i didn't believe him I guess he wasnt lying.

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