Thursday, March 1, 1962: Kmart

The first Kmart discount store opens in Garden City, Michigan. The S.S. Kresge Company would open 17 more Kmarts before the year was out. (Photo from pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com; search "Kmart" label on the site for more posts and pictures.)

* Kmart history (from www.fundinguniverse.com): @
* Kmart history (from Sears Holdings Corporation): @
* Article from Discount Store News (1992, includes excerpts from 1962 article): @
* "Kmart's 10 Deadly Sins: How Incompetence Tainted an American Icon" (2003 book by Marcia Layton Turner): @
* Album of store background music: @

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