The U.S. website for Kmart does allow users to find U.S. territory locations in Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but users need to visit the Australian Kmart website to locate stores throughout Australia. Formerly, Kmart also had stores in Canada, Mexico and Eastern Europe, but those locations were bought out in those countries.
In November 2004, Kmart Holdings Corporation purchased the Sears company, and after the merge, changed the name to the Sears Holding Corporation. Sears and Kmart still operate under their respective names, but Sears Holding Corporation runs both operations.
Due to financial distress, Kmart closed many of its Big K and Kmart Supercenter stores throughout the United States in 2014. Many Sears locations also closed at the same time.