Kohl's Celebrates Grand Opening of 8 Stores

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.-Kohl's is opening eight new stores in seven states this week, and plans to remodel 50 of its existing stores this year.

The new stores, seven of which will be small-format stores with approximately 64,000 square feet or less of retail space, will be located in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Kohl's is adding "innovative features" -- such as updated check-out stations, newly designed shopping carts, and an expanded customer service areas relocated to the front of the stores. Over the last six years, more than 60 percent of Kohl's store base has been remodeled with innovation features or newly built, the company said. In addition, six of the new stores opening this week were built according to a prototype that received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council.

"As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are pleased to be in a position to create approximately 1,000 jobs as Kohl's continues to focus on growing market share in a challenging economy," said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and CEO. "We continue to bring customers innovative new stores where they can enjoy quality national and exclusive brands at exceptional values."

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