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Margie Yu
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(323) 343-3047


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Cal State L.A. Honors Head of Kmart Corporation
at Retailer of the Year Award Luncheon

The Institute of Retail Management of the School of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles will honor Floyd Hall, chairman, president and CEO, Kmart Corporation, at its 1999 Retailer of the Year Award Luncheon. Proceeds from this gala affair, which is considered to be one of the retail industry's most significant annual events, will be used to support the educational activities of the Institute and to provide student scholarships.

Special guests attending the event include Kathy Ireland, lifestyle designer, and Jaclyn Smith, actress and designer, whose signature collections are exclusively carried by Kmart; Cindy Williams, actress and producer; Willie Davis, former professional football player, and member, Kmart Board of Directors; Councilman Mike Hernandez (Los Angeles); Councilman Nick Pacheco (Los Angeles); Carol Jackson, vice president for external affairs, Macy's West; Chip Lightfoot, tax partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and chairman, advisory council, Institute of Retail Management; John Shields, chairman and CEO, Trader Joe's Co.; Wilfred Stroud, founder and retired CEO, Strouds; and Lawrence Kozoll, LAUSD coordinator for the Institute's College Incentive Program.

Monday, November 8, 1999, 11 a.m.

Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.

Floyd Hall is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kmart Corporation-one of the world's largest retailers, operating 2,159 Kmart, Big Kmart and Super Kmart discount stores in all 50 states of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with sales exceeding $33 billion annually.

During the luncheon, 14 retailing scholarships of $800 each will also be awarded to Cal State L.A. students. An additional 61 scholarships will be awarded to students who are part of the College Incentive Program from Dorsey, Belmont, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Y.O.U. Alternative, Kulick, and Fremont High Schools, as well as from other institutions of higher learning.

For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Institute of Retail Management at (323) 343-2970.


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