MAUIWatch can confirm that the island’s only KMart is closing. KMart sent a statement to MAUIWatch,
We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Kmart store at 424 Dairy Road in Kahului.
The store will close to the public in mid-June. Until then, the store will remain open for customers. The store will begin its liquidation sale on March 30. Officials say that they have been strategically and aggressively evaluating store space and productivity, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced.
The statement went on to say, “We often hear from our members who are disappointed when we close a store, but our Shop Your Way membership platform, websites and mobile apps allow us to maintain these valued relationships long after a store closes its doors. As a result, we hope to retain a portion of the sales previously associated with this store by maintaining our relationships with the members who shopped this location.”
The number of associates waas not publicly available. Those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or other Kmart stores across the state. Most of the associates are part time/hourly.Follow @mauiwatch
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