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Sebastian S. Kresge

S. S. Kresge Company

1907 - 1925

Retail

1900 b. 1867
male
Personal
Born-Died1867 - 1966
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
RaceWhite
Era - 1900

Kresge built the precursor to K-Mart, one of the first mass discounters. He started with ten-cent stores and developed full-fledged variety stores. By his retirement, his chain had almost 600 United States stores, a Canadian subsidiary, and annual sales of $156 million.