Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced that last-minute shoppers can complete their holiday shopping on time this year at Kmart stores across the country. All Kmart stores will keep their doors open for 110 hours straight beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 and continuing through Monday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.* Stores will be closed on Christmas Day and reopen at 6 a.m. on Dec. 26.
This is the second year Kmart has extended its hours for the busy holiday season. Last year all stores were open for 86 hours straight, beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. This year, Kmart stores also extended hours over the Thanksgiving weekend, keeping stores open for 66 hours straight beginning Friday, Nov. 23 at 5 a.m. through Sunday, Nov. 25 at 11 p.m.
"As a retailer, the best way to help our customers during this busy holiday season is to keep our doors open for them to shop at their convenience," said Chuck Conaway, Kmart Chairman and CEO. "By continuing to offer extraordinary value on all of the hot holiday products, our customers can stretch their dollars even further by shopping at Kmart."
During the 110-hour sale, customers will find great gifts up to the last second such as:
* 70 percent off all fine and precious jewelry * 50 percent off all men's Route 66 fleece * 25-40 percent off holiday home fashions and dinnerware * 30 percent off all men's active wear * Two for $1 Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars
Kmart Corporation is a near-$40 billion company that serves all 50 states, the Caribbean Islands and Asia Pacific with more than 2,100 Kmart and Kmart SuperCenter retail outlets. Kmart gives back to the communities it serves through Leaders in Learning, an aggressive corporate giving and community outreach initiative focused on supporting diverse education programs and promoting lifelong learning. Kmart associates also provide their most valuable resource -- time -- every day in their local communities. More information about Kmart is available at the company's e-commerce shopping site http://www.bluelight.com/ under the "About Kmart" section.
* not applicable in communities where local laws prohibit businesses from staying open for extended hours.
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SOURCE: Kmart Corporation
Contact: Kmart Corporate Media Relations, +1-248-463-1021