Retailing Today honors Kmart Pharmacy and Store Associates support of the American Diabetes Association's 'Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes' program
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kmart today
announced it has received the award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen at the
31st annual Supplier Performance Awards by Retail Category (SPARC) hosted by
Retailing Today magazine. The tribute honors Kmart for the most
well-developed, proactive program in the areas of Charity, Community
Development, Diversity, Philanthropy, and/or Associate Development and
recognizes Kmart's commitment to the American Diabetes Association's 'Step
Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes' program.
'Kmart is honored to receive this award and proud to partner with the
American Diabetes Association on such an important event. We are grateful to
be recognized by other retailers, vendors and industry experts for our
associates' hard work and support of Kmart's philanthropic programs,' said
Mark Doerr, RPh, vice president of Kmart Pharmacy.
Don Germano, SVP/GM, Kmart Stores stated, 'Kmart's work with the ADA is
another important way our associates are getting involved in their communities
and we are proud to build community support and do our part in raising money
to help the more than 23 million Americans living with diabetes.'
In 2008 Kmart became a national sponsor of 'Step Out: Walk to Fight
Diabetes' and over the past two years, Kmart's customers and associates have
raised approximately $1.5 million through its in-store campaigns.
For more information about the SPARC awards please visit
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation
(Nasdaq: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality
products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith,
Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit
the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation
website at www.searsholdings.com .