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Kmart Corp. Plans to Transform its Norfolk, Va., Store into a Super Kmart.(Originated from The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.)

VIRGINIA BEACH--Dec. 19--Kmart Corp., which has struggled against retail giant Wal-Mart and fast-growing Target, plans to transform its Hilltop store into a Super Kmart.

Construction likely will begin in February at Hilltop Square shopping center, an aging complex off Route 44 and First Colonial Road. The work also may involve a renovation of surrounding stores.

At the same time, construction continues across First Colonial Road on a Target. The Minneapolis-based chain intends to open its outlet in July.

Troy, Mich.-based Kmart operates two other superstores in Hampton Roads, each featuring discount sections and full-service grocery departments. …

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