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Company fortunes linked to computers

...of an America transformed by computers. Kmart, which lately did not innovate enough...computers, we learn from one account. Kmart came oh, so slowly into using computers...could be expected for particular products. Kmart has now filed for bankruptcy, and while...
Wal-Mart not coming to peninsula

...Kenai Peninsula,'" Williams said. Ever since Kmart announced that the Kenai Big Kmart store would close its doors, Williams has been...Wal-Mart was not interested in the empty Big Kmart store, since there is a lease restriction on the...
Biker groups gather toys for tots

...picked 28 tags from the angel tree at Big Kmart and shopped for items children requested...Vern Bennett took the tags and shopped at Kmart for the gifts, which were then delivered...ABATE visited Beemun's in Soldotna and Kmart spending $3,578.40, according to...
Big changes sweep booming retail industry

...Carrs mall in Kenai. Norville enticed Kmart to the site the following year. In 1994...said River City is making payments despite Kmart, Fred Meyer and Internet outlets such as "Kmart and Fred Meyer have best-sellers. They...
Violent crimes rattle Christmas Day shoppers in Anchorage

...businesses that remained open on Christmas Day. Anchorage police said a man attempting to steal a computer from the Northway Mall Kmart pulled a handgun on store employees and shoppers trying to stop him at about 11:25 a.m. The man ran to a waiting car...
Anchorage stores report shortages of some Christmas items

...hurry if they hope to pick up many of the trappings of Christmas, from tinsel to trees. Area retailers from Wal-Mart to Kmart to Fred Meyer are reporting spot outages of items that make Christmas look like Christmas. This year's run on red and blue...
Retailer finds niche in big-box dominated market

...Pay 'n' Save. Miller said business ran smoothly until Big Kmart and Fred Meyer came to the area. "When Fred Meyer came in...stores such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer and Big Kmart charge. Of the 15,000 items in his store, he estimated about...
Juneau clerks caught in alcohol sting

...checked 30 businesses over a five-day period that began May 24. Kmart, Fred Meyer, Oaken Keg, The Hangar, the Red Dog the operation.'' According to Kalwara, three clerks at Kmart and two at Fred Meyer sold alcohol to the 18- to 20-year-olds...
Around the Peninsula

...registration planned The Kenai Little League is having registration for T-ball and softball. Registration will be at Big Kmart on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration will not be accepted without a copy of a birth certificate unless one is on file...
Wal-Mart reactions mixed

...the picture is not so rosy. "When Kmart came in, a lot of shops folded in Kenai...part of her business, suffered when Kmart was here because she had to pay more and charge more for items. Since Kmart closed, she said gift sales have picked...


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