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.

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