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« Reply #2880 on: October 12, 2017, 09:10:17 PM »

the last remaining Kmart in Rhode ISland is closing, WHY?. ALso after the one in Omaha closes in January ,Only one Kmart will remain in Nebraska, a real small one in a small town in Alliance thats in the western part and a Shopko Express is near it. ONLY ONE NOW REMAINS IN ALABAMA, in Albertville and they had 17 left 2 yrs ago. ONLY ONE IS LEFT IN UTAH in ST GEORGES and all in SAlt lake city are gone, they had a dozen in Utah left like 2 yrs ago. 2 remain in ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA AND MISSIPPI AND only like 4 left in TExas. whats that show of Kmart?
Three left in Connecticut, and Milford is under heavy threat. Leaving only 2 left then.


some states w 1-3 left, whats that show of Kmart?
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« Reply #2881 on: October 13, 2017, 09:13:58 PM »

Those more rural states are exactly where I thought Kmart would still be thriving. Has Wal*mart become that dominant in every last corner? Probably so. The Kmart's around me survive either because Wally World is kept out by zoning or because traffic congestion makes it too much trouble to drive to the "better" part of town where they're located. They're a niche player with less & less of a niche all the time.
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« Reply #2882 on: October 14, 2017, 05:50:21 PM »

Not only does Walmart has something to do with it, but also Target, another one of Kmart's big rivals. I think some of the working class families that have quit shopping at Kmart have started shopping at Target, as well as people who hate Walmart for their business practices.
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« Reply #2883 on: Yesterday at 03:38:52 AM »

I recall an arch shaped Kmart in New Jersey outside of now York City that closed then operated as Stop and Shop and is now some type of music venue
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« Reply #2884 on: Today at 11:10:32 AM »

Those more rural states are exactly where I thought Kmart would still be thriving. Has Wal*mart become that dominant in every last corner? Probably so. The Kmart's around me survive either because Wally World is kept out by zoning or because traffic congestion makes it too much trouble to drive to the "better" part of town where they're located. They're a niche player with less & less of a niche all the time.

Walmart basically has Northeast/Central PA dominated and Target is missing from many towns, even college towns like Bloomsburg with 10,000-15,000 people. The surviving Kmarts I'm aware of survive for various reasons: Berwick (Ruralish), Hazleton (Ethnic), Williamsport (No Walmart) Shamokin Dam (Location, tail end of the Golden Strip, but the rumor is the land has already been sold for it's next use)
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« Reply #2885 on: Today at 11:50:41 AM »

Those more rural states are exactly where I thought Kmart would still be thriving. Has Wal*mart become that dominant in every last corner? Probably so. The Kmart's around me survive either because Wally World is kept out by zoning or because traffic congestion makes it too much trouble to drive to the "better" part of town where they're located. They're a niche player with less & less of a niche all the time.

Walmart basically has Northeast/Central PA dominated and Target is missing from many towns, even college towns like Bloomsburg with 10,000-15,000 people. The surviving Kmarts I'm aware of survive for various reasons: Berwick (Ruralish), Hazleton (Ethnic), Williamsport (No Walmart) Shamokin Dam (Location, tail end of the Golden Strip, but the rumor is the land has already been sold for it's next use)
Connecticut along with basically the rest of Southern NE is retail hell. No brand can dominate for too long. Connecticut seems to be on par with Massachusetts in terms of dominance, due to being just as dense. Connecticut has had Caldor, Ames, Bradlees, and many others based in the state.

Kmart came into what was already a 2-way tie with Caldor and Bradlees, and eventually a 3-way tie with Ames coming in. Then the giant Wal-Mart came in. I feel Wal-Mart wiped out many the large brands based in Connecticut, but local chains manged to survive. This has killed all three, leaving Kmart to compete. Stop and Shop has also jumped their presence in Connecticut in recent years.
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