Caguas Kmart Store to Become Kmart Supercenter

Five month conversion to be completed by mid-October

The Caguas Kmart located at Las Catalinas Mall, Calle Bentances Final, Carr 156 KM 60.0, will spend the next five months saying, "Pardon our dust." But when that dust clears, shoppers will see a big transformation as their traditional Kmart store becomes a Kmart Supercenter, complete with a full-line of grocery merchandise.

Kmart Supercenters combine the selection and value of traditional Kmart stores with a full-service grocery store. In response to customer feedback in Puerto Rico, this Kmart Supercenter will carry specialty foods including fresh seafood as well as other seasonal favorites.

"Our customers in Puerto Rico will be able to accomplish so much in one place, while spending less, when they shop the new Kmart Supercenter," said Steve Falcon, Kmart regional vice president. "We appreciate their patience while we bring exciting changes to this store."

In addition to the 40,000 grocery items carried in the Kmart Supercenters, the store will continue to carry all of the quality general merchandise customers have come to expect from Kmart. Each store will be redesigned to make practical use of the space available.

Kmart Corporation is a near-$40 billion company that serves America with more than 2,100 Kmart and Kmart Supercenter retail outlets. Kmart donates $35 million each year to support its hometowns and local nonprofit organizations. Kmart associates also provide their most valuable resource -- time -- every day in their local communities. In addition to serving all 50 states, Kmart operations extend to the Caribbean Islands and Asia Pacific. More information about Kmart is available on the World Wide Web at under the "About Kmart" section.

SOURCE: Kmart Corporation

Contact: Susan Dennis, Kmart Media Relations Specialist, 248-463-2704


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