CARSON, Calif. — The formula for growth for K.V. Mart Co., based here, usually has meant one retailer's loss and another one's gain.
The company's newly opened store, Buy Low Market, a hybrid price-impact format, illustrates how the company has grown over the last 32 years. Take over an abandoned anchor store in a struggling retail complex situated in an economically poor neighborhood. Put in a format that is better targeted to the local community. In this case, it was a 43,000