Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported sales of $145.3 million for the four weeks ended Nov. 1, up 1.3% as compared with the same year-ago period.
Members of Kmart's loyalty card program can use low-cost check cashing services at stores, the retail chain said.
Kmart and Sears are eliminating layaway service fees, starting a layaway home-delivery service and new in-store mobile features for what the company expects to be the busiest shopping season since 2007.
Sears Holdings now is offering its Kmart and Sears customers the option of ship-to-home delivery for items purchased through online layaway.
Fred's on Friday launched a holiday layaway plan featuring no fees and a down payment of only $1.
Kmart has removed its layaway service fee both in stores and online through Nov. 17.