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Des Plaines

Kmart needs more than a new format

Kmart needs more than a new format

The Kmart division of Sears Holdings recently garnered some favorable notice for the overhaul of its discount store in Des Plaines, Ill., not far from the parent company’s headquarters in Hoffman Estates. By all accounts, the outlet represents a significant step up for Kmart customers, who during the course of the chain’s long, slow decline