Comments on: Martha Stewart KA-Bars Kmart http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tim http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-366426 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 02:35:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-366426 Alright First off martha wanted more money out of kmart, Kmart was’nt planing on renewing her contract if she was gonna ask for more money. Anyways at my store the Jacyln smith Sells alot more products and has for there not being many associates blame it on corp they don’t give money to the stores and they don’t give enough money for the management to make schedules that acturally have people in them. At my store we have 1 cashier every night 1 stock guy and maybe 2 girls becuase corporate is too cheap to give us a bigger budget and has for the stores being messy the associates i work with do a great job trying to maintain a clean and welcoming enviroment but there is only so much 30 employee can do though out a week

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By: Axel M. http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-365660 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 21:03:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-365660 I’m a little sad that Kmart was not that successful, I shop there a lot more than most other stores. As for Martha Stewart’s merchandise, it was a little pricier. I did buy a nice Martha Stewart Everyday tumbler, though that was before I started seeing less of her stuff at the local Kmart branch. Martha is probably just selling at other stores for the money, HA!

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By: Eric http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-365585 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:31:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-365585 The original agreement with Martha Stewart was signed by the Chuck Conaway adminstration. While they were running the stores into the ground, they were responsible for many dubious one time programs. Conaway is currently fighting a large SEC fine for his actions. After Conaway was forced out, Kmart filed for bankruptcy and they came out majority owned by Eddie Lampert’s ESL fund. The stores were physically cleaned up, new merchandise brought in and overhead cut. The Chairman states his goal as making money and pleasing customers. Yes, they are less busy, but that is part of the plan. Until recently, Kmart/Sears has been a profitable enterprise.

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By: Ludwig von Borenstein http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-365551 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:32:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-365551 I don’t have a comment.

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By: Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-365550 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 07:42:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-365550 I aggree my wife went into our local Kmart to buy a Flat-Screen TV they had some really good deals unfortunetly the TVs were not hooked-up to an adaquate antenna or preferbally Cable TV. So all of the pictures were sub standard. We went to Sears instead where we could see the differences in Picture Quality and ended up buying a TV there.

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By: hasty1695 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-365548 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 06:41:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-365548 It is not only K-mart; it’s the whole sears network that has downgraded itself!

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By: Axel http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/16/martha-stewart-ka-bars-kmart/#comment-365545 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 02:37:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19082#comment-365545 It has been a long time since K-mart has been a pleasant shopping experience. Actually I bought a Martha Stewart frying pan ages ago, and could not understand why Martha would be there. Stores are invariably messy, items are not tagged with clear prices. There is no pride in clerks or managers, a sad place indeed.

Long Live Martha, Down with K-Mart!

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