Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s has hired 25-year retail veteran Nick Jones as its new chief merchandising and digital officer, reporting directly to CEO Tom Kingsbury, effective in March.
“We are very excited to have Nick join our team and lead our merchandising organization,” says Kingsbury. “During his career, Nick’s been the chief merchant for one of the UK’s biggest retailers, led multiple categories for department store Marks & Spencer, and was a key leader in the category and international expansion of the multibillion-dollar George brand.”
Jones has more than 25 years of merchandising, brand, retail and leadership experience, including working with the senior leadership team at Walmart. Most recently, Jones was CEO of Joules Group, the premium British lifestyle group, based in the United Kingdom that sells online, at 130 stores and 1,500 wholesale outlet partners, including Nordstrom and Dillard’s. Prior to that, Jones had nearly 10 years working for ASDA/Walmart UK where he managed the now multibillion-dollar George brand, and served as the chief merchant for ASDA/Walmart UK. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Marks & Spencer, where he held a variety of business and merchandise leadership positions.
Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com.