Customers Rescue Kmart in PA
By George Anderson
The Kmart store in Clinton County, Penn. was on the list of stores slated to close as the retailer seeks to emerge from bankruptcy. It isn’t any longer, says a report on the WNEP’s Newswatch 16 web site.
Kmart has decided to keep operating the store after employees, customers and local groups came to its rescue. The chain was able to strike a deal with the landlord and the Clinton County Economic Partnership to lower its rent and reduce the length of its lease.
“I told them to stick in there and give Wal-Mart some competition,” said George Yost, one of the customers that contacted Kmart when the closings became public.
Dan Simmons, the Clinton County Kmart’s store manager, said, “K-mart shoppers, we’d like to thank you for coming into our store, supporting us, through our ordeal. Kmart is here to stay,” Simmons told customers.
Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on this
Customer loyalty lives in Clinton County, PA.
Anderson – Moderator]