- This article is about for the discount store chain that has operated since 1962. For the parent company of both Kresge's and Kmart founded in 1899, see Kmart Corporation. For their predecessor, Kresge, which existed from 1899 until 1987, see Kresge's.
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This logo is extremely rare, and has only turned up on one price tag on a book dated 1962.
In 1962, the first Kmart stores were opened.
This logo would be used in tandem with the logo below until it was phased out somewhere in 1969 and 1970. The logo would also be used on signage up until the early 1990s.
The company's longest lasting logo, in use for almost three decades.
This logo was introduced in September of 1990. This logo can still seen at many older Kmart stores and on Kmart Express until 2017. On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed around 500 stores.
This logo was only used at five prototype locations; four in the Peoria, Illinois area (Peoria, Pekin, Morton and Washington) and one in White Lake, Michigan. The name of the city would be displayed alongside or under this logo, with the colors being changed as well using grey and lime colors. Since this was a test logo, this didn't spread beyond those stores.
This logo was officially discontinued with the closure of the Morton Kmart in 2016.
In 2004, Kmart's parent company, Kmart Corporation, acquired Sears to become Sears Holdings and created a new logo, and most of the Big and Super Kmart stores were rebranded as simply 'Kmart' whilst keeping their features. This logo is not used on any new stores, as the last new-built Kmart opened in 2002, before its bankruptcy (although it was used when Kmart reverted some of their stores from Sears Essentials and Sears Grand).
On October 15, 2018, the parent company of Kmart, Sears Holdings, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, making it Kmart's second bankruptcy filing. All of Sears Holdings' assets, including Kmart and it's subsidiaries, were transferred over to Transformco.