NEW YORK (
) -- Proving once again why it ranks among the best-run companies in the department-store sector,
is preparing to cut the ribbon on 37 stores next week.
The new openings, which will take place on Sept. 30 in six states -- California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas and Utah -- will create 5,200 new jobs.
At a time when most
Kohl's is using consolidation to its advantage.
The Wisconsin-based department-store chain picked up locations from the bankruptcy of
. Of the 37 new Kohl's openings, the vast majority -- 35 -- are former Mervyn's stores.
--Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.
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