Kmart Corporation: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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Kmart Corporation                                                            Key Employees
                                                                             Name                       Job Title
Fast Facts
                                                                                                        President - Kmart Apparel,
                                       3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates,   John D. Goodman            Executive Vice President -
Headquarters Address
                                       60179, United States of America
                                                                                                        Apparel and Home
Telephone                              + 1 847 2862500                       W. Bruce Johnson

Fax                                    N/A

Website                                www.kmart.com
                                                                             Company Overview

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          N/A                                   Kmart Corporation (Kmart) is a discount retailer
                                                                             based in the US. The company sells a variety of
Number of Employees                    133,000                               general merchandise. The product line of the
                                                                             company includes jewelry, clothing, furniture and
Fiscal Year End                        January
                                                                             decor, home accessories, baby products,
                                                                             electronics material, appliances, fitness and
Revenue (in US$ million)               15,743.00
                                                                             sports, toys and games, tools, and other related
                                                                             products. Kmart sells its merchandise through its
                                                                             wholly owned retail stores and its website,
                                                                             kmart.com. The company principally operates in
                                                                             the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and US Virgin
SWOT Analysis                                                                Islands through 1,327 stores, comprising 1,292
                                                                             discount stores, and 35 Super Centers. The
Strengths                              Weaknesses                            company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears
                                                                             Holding Corporation, is headquartered at
                                                                             Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States.
Broad Product Range                    Declining Store Numbers

Multi-Channel Approach                 Limited Geographic Presence           Key Competitors
                                                                             Best Buy Co, Inc. (Ticker: BBY)
Strong Market Position                 Weak Financial Performance
                                                                             Kohl's Corporation (Ticker: KSS)
Opportunities                          Threats
                                                                             Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Ticker: LOW)
Increasing Expenditure on Healthcare
                                       Highly Competitive Industry
in the US
Private Label Products Gaining
                                       Increasing Online Theft in the US
Strength

Rising Popularity of Online Shopping   Rising Labor Costs




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 6
    2.1      M&A and Partnerships Strategy .............................................................................................................................6
3     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 9
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 11
    4.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................11
    4.2      Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................11
    4.3      Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................11
    4.4      Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................12
    4.5      Threats .................................................................................................................................................................12
5     Kmart Corporation - Company Statement ........................................................................................... 14
6     Kmart Corporation - History ................................................................................................................. 15
7     Kmart Corporation - Key Employees ................................................................................................... 16
8     Kmart Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................ 17
9     Kmart Corporation - Locations and Subsidiaries ................................................................................ 18
    9.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................18
    9.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................18
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 19
    10.1     Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................19
    10.2     Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................19




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services.........................................................
				
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