THE SUPERCENTER JUGGERNAUT

TROY, Mich. -- Four years after entering the supercenter arena, Kmart here may be ready to step back and reappraise its approach to its Super Kmart Centers.With 77 Super Kmarts already in operation, the company said it anticipates 20 to 25 new stores this year, including 10 that have already opened, and 20 to 25 more next year.However, industry observers told SN they believe the company may slow expansion

TROY, Mich. -- Four years after entering the supercenter arena, Kmart here may be ready to step back and reappraise its approach to its Super Kmart Centers.

With 77 Super Kmarts already in operation, the company said it anticipates 20 to 25 new stores this year, including 10 that have already opened, and 20 to 25 more next year.

However, industry observers told SN they believe the company may slow expansion after that, particularly in the wake of recent top management changes.

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