Kohl's Department Stores Opens West Coast IT Office
New location will support Kohl's omnichannel strategy and continued growth of Kohls.com
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kohl's Corporation (NYS: KSS) today announced the opening of a new information technology (IT) office in Silicon Valley. The 52,000 square-feet of office space at 620 N. McCarthy Blvd. in Milpitas, Calif., will be an extension of the IT team at the company's Menomonee Falls, Wisc., corporate office and will initially host more than 30 Kohl's associates with the potential to accommodate future growth. Associates at the new location will support Kohl's online sales growth and strategic focus on omnichannel initiatives, including process automation and the replatforming of Kohls.com. Kohls.com continues to experience tremendous growth - reaching $1.4 billion in sales last year following three consecutive years of more than 40 percent annual growth.
"We know consumers are seeking a seamless experience and instant access to information whether shopping online, on their mobile device or in store," said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We have made significant investments in our IT and ominchannel initiatives to ensure we have the platforms, technology and tools to allow customers to shop when they want and from where they want. We are excited to have a presence in one of the country's leading technology hubs and increased proximity to our partners and talent on the West Coast who can help bring our initiatives to life."
In addition to the new West Coast IT office, Kohl's continues to expand its operations to support its long-term growth across all of its corporate facilities, including the main Menomonee Falls, Wisc., headquarters, New York design office and Santa Monica, Calif. design office. The company also continues to invest in its store base with 12 new stores and 30 remodels planned for 2013. Professionals interested in career opportunities with Kohl's are encouraged to visit KohlsCareers.com for more information and a current list of available positions.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYS: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $231 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).
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