I was a longtime Kmart man.
Throughout my childhood, even as Hills, Twin Fair, Gold Circle, Ames, and Brand Names all had their advantages, Kmart was my gold standard in shopping.
It was always clean, well stocked, and carried quality merchandise.
When we first bought our house, Sears was still the embodiment of dependability. To buy something from Sears was an investment.
It’s been sad to see these great brands ravaged, and to know the service and dependability they stood for is completely and utterly dead on any large scale.
I was thinking about all this after writing about the demise of Kmart and Sears for The News.