More Kmarts Are Closing
November 9, 2017 6:23am CST
A few days ago I heard that even more Kmart’s are closing. Years ago, they used to be the place many people shopped at. I hope they don’t all close. There are several things that I like to get there. I like their jeans, purses and shoes. Some people still like to shop there. Hopefully, some of them will stay open. They have some good brands. They used to be so popular and now it seems to be the opposite.
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• United States
It's being called the Retail Apocalypse. The J. C. Penney in our town closed a few months ago and now there are rumors that the Sears will be closing. So many people now do all their shopping on their couch on their smartphones. Soon most small and medium sized towns will no longer have stores. To me, that's kind of sad.
• Dallas, Texas
Back in the 70s and 80s and part of the 90s we had 3 Kmarts and we went to all 3. Sometimes an item was out of stock at one store so we went to a second one and the third one as they were positioned about 8 to 10 miles apart and it was no biggy to drive to each one to find things one store didn't have in stock. The people were friendly and the merchandise well stocked. Neat store. I miss it here in Dallas. I miss lots of the merchandise that was only sold at Kmart stores. One of my favorite get away places to do some serious shop til I drop.
• Gainesville, Florida
We're down to one Kmart left in my city, and I don't know how it's hanging on. The shelves are always bare, and it seems that the parking lot is always empty. Related to this, I just read that Sears (the company that owns Kmart) is also closing a bunch of its own stores, although our newspaper said our Sears here will remain open. I always hate to see any company go out of business, but the people who manage Sears/Kmart have made one misstep after another for decades. A poorly managed company will not survive in today's cutthroat environment. And it's only going to get worse, as online sales force thousands and thousands of big-box stores to close their doors for good.