Kohl’s Plans 2011 Growth

by Nate Hunter

Menomonee Falls, WI — Kohl’s Department Stores plans to open 40 new stores in 2011, remodel 100 stores, and has recently purchased a 602,000-square-foot building for a new distribution center.

Menomonee Falls, WIKohl’s Department Stores has significant plans for growth in 2011, including plans to open 40 new stores, plans to remodel 100 stores, and the recent purchase of a 602,000-square-foot building to serve as its new e-commerce distribution center. The new distribution center, expected to open in July 2011, is located in Edgewood, Md. Kohl’s plans to expand the facility to 1 million square-feet by 2012.

“We currently operate 20 stores in Maryland, and are pleased to expand our presence with this new facility and create approximately 1,200 jobs for the community over the next 3 years,” says Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive vice president of store planning and logistics.

Kohl’s has experienced more than 50% e-commerce revenue increase in 2010, and expects to achieve $1 billion in e-commerce sales in 2011. Upon the opening of the new Edgewood, Md. facility, Kohl’s will operate a total of 12 distribution centers across the country.

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s operates 1,097 value-oriented specialty department stores in 49 states. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com.

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