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  2. S. S. Kresge - Wikipedia

    Sebastian Spering Kresge (July 31, 1867 – October 18, 1966) was an American businessman. He created and owned two chains of department stores, the S. S. Kresge Company, one of the 20th century's largest discount retail organizations, and the Kresge-Newark traditional department store chain.

  3. S.S. Kresge | American businessman | Britannica

    S.S. Kresge, in full Sebastian Spering Kresge, (born July 31, 1867, Bald Mount, Pa., U.S.—died Oct. 18, 1966, East Stroudsburg, Pa.), American merchant who established a chain of nearly 1,000 variety and discount stores throughout the United States. Kresge worked as a traveling salesman before going into business with one of his customers ...

  4. Kmart | History & Facts | Britannica

    Kmart, original name S.S. Kresge Co., American retail chain with a history of marketing general merchandise primarily through discount and variety stores. It is a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation. The company was founded by Sebastian S. Kresge, a traveling hardware salesman, and John G. McCrory, owner of eight general merchandise stores ...

  5. Our Founder: S.S. Kresge - Kresge Foundation

    The Kresge family has consistently provided guidance and inspiration to the foundation since its inception. During his father’s 42-year tenure on the foundation board, Stanley S. Kresge became a trustee and vice president in 1930, and assumed the chairmanship after Mr. Kresge’s passing.

  6. S.S. Kresge Company | Detroit Historical Society

    Kresge, founded in 1899, was a Detroit-born dime store where shoppers could find daily needs such as housewares, linens, clothing, school supplies, and toys. Sebastian Spering Kresge began his dime store career as a partner of J.G. McCrory, owner of a dime store chain. The two opened stores in Detroit and Memphis.

  7. Kmart - Wikipedia

    S. S. Kresge, the founder of the company that would become Kmart, met variety-store pioneer Frank Winfield Woolworth while working as a traveling salesman and selling to all 19 of Woolworth's stores at the time. In 1897, Kresge invested $6,700 saved from his job into a five-and-dime store in Memphis, Tennessee.

  8. S.S.Kresge Company

    S.S.Kresge Company Contact Us Events No upcoming events. About Us Who we are Our Founder Our Founder Learn more Our Founder Our Founder Our Founder Learn more Video Check out the S.S.Kresge Company history News Kmart Radio Check out Kmart Radio Classic Kmart tunes to you Learn more Check Out the Kresge Family Subscribe

  9. S.S. Kresge Co. - Gone but not forgotten - mybelleville

    S. Kresge Co., the brainchild of Sebastion Spering Kresge born 1867, Bald Mount Pa opened his first Five & Dime at Detroit Michigan with then partner Charles J Wilson and by 1912, had incorporated and grown to 85 stores. By 1929 and the start of the depression, Kresge expanded into Canada.

  10. S.S.Kresge Company - Home - Facebook

    Official S.S.Kresge Company bringing back Sears and Kmart Cambridge, MA

  11. Big Dreams and Blue Lights: The History of S. S. Kresge Stores and the start of KmartCheck out My Favorite Channels- Shore Me Some More