Tuesday, October 30, 2018

An undead KMart wearing a Spirit Halloween store costume, a tale of the Retail Apocalypse

Yesterday, I told my readers to "look for a Halloween-themed entry about KMart as part of the Sears Holdings  bankruptcy.  More tales of the Retail Apocalypse!"  Watch two videos from Retail Archeology, beginning with A Kmart In A Spirit Halloween Costume.

In this episode we take a look at a former Kmart store that is being used for a Spirit Halloween pop-up store.
While there is a lot of nostalgia for Sears, there seems to be a lot less for KMart.  That doesn't mean its end is any less tragic.

Believe it or not, that's the positive video.  Here's the one with content Retail Archeology thought was too depressing to include in the first, in which Eric asks Is This Coming Soon To A Kmart Near You?

In this episode we explore the outside of the Kmart that we explored the inside of in the last episode. What we found outside was very sad.
Even in the middle of low unemployment and a seemingly booming economy, we will still have misery and failure.  I shouldn't be surprised that homeless people are camping out behind a closed but not quite abandoned KMart.  Imagine what things will be like when the next recession actually hits.

That's the trick.  Stay tuned for a couple of treats for Halloween tomorrow.


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    1. I have half a mind to delete this because of excessive links, even if all of them are on-topic.