Kmart is a chain of more than 1,500 department stores, over 1,300 discount stores and nearly 50 supercenters in over 45 states throughout the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. Kmart is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, which is a mass merchandising company that offers products of a variety of brands, including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. Kmart s stores offer appliances, clothing, jewelry, furniture, and home furnishing and decoration products. The stores also offer electronics, baby items, toys and games, and fitness and sports products. In addition, its stores provide pharmaceutical products and operate gift card shops and photo centers. In operation since 1962, Kmart employs more than 133,000 associates and offers a variety of customer services, including online purchases, shipping and delivery, gift wrapping and savings offers on e-mails. It has a location in Traverse City, Mich.