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Many Kmart stores will be open until 10pm on Christmas Day, but others will be closed for the entire holiday. Click here to find your local Kmart store hours to make sure the store you want to go to will be open
In 1899, a man named Sebastian S. Kresge founded the S.S. Kresge Company, and opened the first store in Detroit. The store moved into the first suburban shopping center in 1929, after which point the first discount Kmart store was opened in Garden City, Michigan. In the first year of operation, corporate sales topped $483 million, according to the New York Times.
As of 2002, Kmart was the second largest US discount retailer behind Wal-Mart, and had over 2,100 outlets in all 50 states.