Kohl’s Department Stores has announced the grand opening of eight new stores in seven states, including Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The retailer, which now operates 1,134 stores in 49 states, says the new units will create 1,000 new jobs. Kohl’s reported it will also remodel 50 stores this year.
“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,” says Kevin Mansell, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We continue to bring customers innovative new stores where they can enjoy quality national and exclusive brands at exceptional values”
Kohl’s recently debuted its exclusive Rock & Republic collection for men and women and will introduce Princess Vera Wang, a junior’s contemporary, premium lifestyle collection, in August.
Kohl’s brand portfolio includes Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, LC Lauren Conrad, Marc Anthony, Food Network, Bobby Flay, Elle Contemporary Collection, Elle Decor, Dana Buchman, Candie’s, Mudd, Tony Hawk, Apt. 9, Chaps, Jumping Beans and Sonoma life + style.