KMART LOOKS TO GROW FOOD BUSINESS

TROY, Mich. -- Chuck Conaway, chairman and chief executive office of Kmart Corp., said he is "big-time bullish" on grocery, drug and other high-frequency items during the company's second quarter conference call here last week.By year-end, Kmart expects to increase its supercenter base by 20% over last year to 124 stores out of a total of 2,116 stores.By the third quarter, Kmart will have completed

TROY, Mich. -- Chuck Conaway, chairman and chief executive office of Kmart Corp., said he is "big-time bullish" on grocery, drug and other high-frequency items during the company's second quarter conference call here last week.

By year-end, Kmart expects to increase its supercenter base by 20% over last year to 124 stores out of a total of 2,116 stores.

By the third quarter, Kmart will have completed the remerchandising of its pantry format in supercenters, Conaway said. The r

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