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Kohl's Powerful Brand Portfolio Includes Quality National And Exclusive Brands At Exceptional Values, Such As Jennifer Lopez. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announces the grand openings of nine new stores today, creating approximately 950 jobs nationwide and bringing the company’s store count to 1,155 stores across 49 states. Locations opening today include Decatur, Ala., Danville, Ill., Ames, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Minot, N.D., Sherwood, Ore., Hermitage, Pa., Spring Township, Pa. and Denton, Texas.

This spring, Kohl's opens nine new stores across seven states, bringing the company's store count to ...

This spring, Kohl's opens nine new stores across seven states, bringing the company's store count to 1,155 stores across 49 states. (Photo: Business Wire)

“As Kohl’s continues to grow, investing in our stores remains a priority,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to open nine new locations today and have plans to remodel 30 locations this year. Our stores provide an inspiring destination for customers and reinforce our commitment to delivering an exciting shopping experience through quality brands, exceptional value and convenience.”

Quality National and Exclusive Brands at Exceptional Values

Kohl’s stores and   Kohls.com  allow customers to enjoy quality national and exclusive brands at incredible savings. The company’s powerful brand portfolio includes Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, LC Lauren Conrad, Marc Anthony, Rock & Republic, Food Network, Bobby Flay, ELLE Contemporary Collection, ELLE DECOR, Dana Buchman, Princess Vera Wang, Candie’s, FILA SPORT, Mudd, Tony Hawk, daisy fuentes, Apt. 9, Chaps, Helix, Urban Pipeline, SO, Jumping Beans, SONOMA life + style and Croft & Barrow. Kohl’s is also home to national brands including Levi’s, Carter’s, Nike, Adidas, Bali, Fisher-Price, Cuisinart, KitchenAid and more. This April, customers can enjoy a new DesigNation collection from Derek Lam inspired by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. DesigNation is Kohl’s limited-edition collection concept which features fashions from premier designers based on international destinations.

Store Features

New Kohl’s locations opening today offer convenient store designs and features including: updated checkout stations, newly designed shopping carts and strollers, an expanded customer service area located at the front of the store, Kohl’s Kiosks, electronic signs, Wi-Fi and upgraded fitting rooms with lounges in Misses and Juniors. In addition, eight of the new stores 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 and will pursue LEED certification in the coming months. Features of Kohl’s LEED stores include use of more than 20 percent recycled and 20 percent regionally sourced (by cost) building materials, use of cool white ENERGY STAR-rated roofs and water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures, among many other attributes.

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