Kmart Corporation: Retailing Company Profile & SWOT Report by Canadean

VIEWS: 32 PAGES: 18

More Info
									Kmart Corporation

_________________________________________________________________________________



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 general
Number of Employees                       133,000                               merchandise including jewelry, clothing, furniture
                                                                                and decor, home accessories, baby products,
Fiscal Year End                           January
                                                                                electronics material, appliances, fitness and
                                                                                sports, toys and games, tools and other related
Revenue (in US$ million)                  15,743.00
                                                                                products. Kmart sells its merchandise through its
                                                                                wholly-owned retail stores and website -
                                                                                kmart.com. The company principally operates in
                                                                                49 states of the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and US
                                                                                Virgin Islands through 1,307 stores comprising
SWOT Analysis                                                                   1,278 discount stores, 29 super-centers and six
                                                                                Kmart stores. Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary
Strengths                                 Weaknesses                            of Sears Holding Corporation. The company is
                                                                                headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US.
Broad product range                       Declining store numbers
                                                                                Key Competitors
Strong store presence                     Limited geographic presence
                                                                                Best Buy Co, Inc. (Ticker: BBY)

Opportunities                             Threats                               Kohl's Corporation (Ticker: KSS)
Increasing expenditure on healthcare
                                          Increase in organized retail crime    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Ticker: LOW)
in the US

Innovative promotional activities         Increasing online theft in the US

Private label products gaining strength

Rising popularity of online shopping




___________________________________________________________________________________________

Kmart Corporation - SWOT Profile                                                                                       Page 1
Kmart Corporation

_________________________________________________________________________________


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    
								
To top