In the 1960s, several 5 & dime  and-or variety store chains expanded with "discount mart" divisions. The first of these -Kmart- spun off of the S.S. Kresge Company in March 1962. Woolworth followed -with Woolco- in June and Walton's -with Wal-Mart- in July. W.T. Grant's Grant City came along a few years later. Conspicuous in its absence was the mighty McCrory chain, who never created a "discount mart" division.