KMART TURNING DISCOUNT STORES INTO 'SUPERCENTERS'

TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Corp. here said last week it is so pleased with its newest store format, which it calls the "in-the-box" supercenter, that it plans to roll out an additional 20 in the next year.The roughly 100,000-square-foot supercenters are traditional Kmart discount stores converted into units that devote roughly half of their floor space to supermarket offerings and the offer half to general

TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Corp. here said last week it is so pleased with its newest store format, which it calls the "in-the-box" supercenter, that it plans to roll out an additional 20 in the next year.

The roughly 100,000-square-foot supercenters are traditional Kmart discount stores converted into units that devote roughly half of their floor space to supermarket offerings and the offer half to general merchandise, Chuck Conaway, Kmart chairman and chief executive officer, said during

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