First introduced in 1965, along with such classics as the "Sound of Music" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the Bluelight Special was the original flash sale that “made shopping fun,” a spokesperson for Kmart said.
Kmart Pharmacy & Business News
Kmart has paid the U.S. government $1.4 million to resolve allegations that it improperly used drug manufacturer coupons and gasoline discounts to reduce pharmacy costs for Medicare patients at Kmart pharmacies.
Although 94% of consumers say that some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, about 41% typically do not get a flu shot, according to a new online survey of Kmart shoppers.
A one-time gain of $2.7 billion from the creation of its publicly-traded Seritage Growth Properties real estate investment trust (REIT) pushed Kmart's parent company, Sears Holdings, into the black for the first time since 2012.
Kmart began offering flu shots at participating Kmart Pharmacy locations for store members and customers this week.
Kmart parent company Sears Holdings Corp. is expecting to announce some rare good news about profits thanks to a real estate spinoff when it reports its second quarter results on Aug. 20. But the news will be tempered by dismal sales results.
Kmart launched an in-store online shopping initiative in 1998.
Kmart has revamped its marketing team as part of an effort to revive the brand and evolve the company’s overall marketing, according to an Ad Age report.
Despite a 14.5% decline in same-store sales at Sears and 7% at Kmart in the first quarter ended May 2, Sears Holdings’ CFO says the company’s transformation is continuing apace.
With more than $225 billion in pharmacy sales and more than 67,000 stores, the 2015 PoweRx list represents more than 80% of the total retail pharmacy business.