Kmart, a once-popular discount chain with more than 2,000 stores throughout the United States, has become the latest victim of the retail apocalypse, with just four stores still in operation.
The once retail giant recently announced that it is closing two more of its locations – leaving just two in New Jersey, one on Long Island, New York, and one in Miami, Florida, according to the Oregonian.
The announcement came after decades of the discount retail chain failing to keep up with Walmart and Target’s low prices, a problem that was only exacerbated by the rise of the Internet and the store’s inability to properly brand itself.
It was supposed to be ‘so bland that it nobody felt it was uninviting,’ said Ben Schultz, a graduate student in public history at the University of Wisconsin in…
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