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Kmart was created in 1899 as Kresge's (alternatively known as the S.S. Kresge Company).
(The) S.S. Kresge Company
During this time, two "S.S. KRESGE CO." logos were used.
This is the final S.S. Kresge logo; although the company opened the first Kmart store in 1962, their company name remained the same. In 1977, S.S. Kresge announced that the company would rename itself as Kmart Corporation. The last S.S. Kresge stores were sold off in September 1990.
- (https://searsholdings.com/about/kmart/kmart-history). The "SSK" logo remained in mostly internal use such as on price tags into the 21st century.
This logo was introduced in September 1990, is still seen at many older Kmart stores and on Kmart Express.
This logo was only used at five prototype locations; four in the Peoria, Illinois area (Peoria, Pekin, Morton and Washington) as well as 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.
This logo was finally discontinued with the closure of the Morton Kmart in 2016.
In 2004, Kmart acquired Sears to become Sears Holding Corporation and created a new logo, and most of the Big and Super Kmart stores were rebranded as simply 'Kmart' whilst keeping their features.