Friday, August 28, 2009

Big Changes at K-Mart

Recently I stopped into a Kmart and couldn't help but notice some significant renovations underway and yesterday all four Asheville Kmarts rejoined the Chamber. So when I saw someone mingling at the Business After Hours last night with a Kmart name tag on, I immediately sought him out to learn what is happening. I talked with Randy, a senior management leader with Kmart corporate / Sears, for quite a while about a "Rediscover Kmart" program.

To summarize Kmart in Asheville is:
  1. Remodeling stores with wider aisles and new fixtures, resulting in greater “shopability.”
  2. Expanding Home and Apparel items
  3. Lower prices on many items, thousands of items he said
The most interesting change is a program called mygofer:
Place an order online at or call them. They collect your order and notify you via text, email, or phone when your order is ready for pickup. If you want something that Kmart doesn't stock, they will get it from another store and have it waiting for you. No extra charge!

The mygofer program sounded really interesting and I plan on trying it out sometime soon!

1 comment:

gofergal said...

Hi there! I'm so glad that you're going to give mygofer a try. It's a really cool offering that will really help busy people get their shopping done faster so they can get in, get out, and move on to other things.

mygofer also has an online community where people can stop by to talk about what is and isn't working for them so if you try out mygofer, we'd love for you to stop by the community at and tell us what you think! I'm the community manager there :) Take care!