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What does the K in K-Mart stand for?

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Answer: Kresge

Sebastian S. Kresge founded the SS Kresge Co., which became K-Mart.

[Mootguy: As they glow larger and more global, a company's name will often shed that which locally identifies it. For example, the Royal Bank of Canada is now called RBC, which removes all evidence of its roots and make it sufficiently amorphous to be a global competitor.]

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