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Kohls Opens New Stores, Reveals Remodeling Plans

Kohl’s Department Stores announces the grand opening of three new locations this fall, creating approximately 375 jobs nationwide and bringing the company’s store count to 1,158 stores across 49 states. Stores opening on Friday, Sept. 27, include Hyannis, MA., Keene, NH and Michigan City, IN. With these new locations, Kohl’s has opened a total of 12 new stores in 2013.

“As we focus on creating a customer-focused, omnichannel experience, we continue to invest in our new and remodeled stores, as well as, to bring our brands, value and conveniences to life in a way that resonates with our shoppers,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer.

“No matter what the occasion, we want our customers to find what they need— at a great value— in an environment that is not only easy and fun to shop, but is seamlessly connected to the platforms available at their fingertips 24 hours a day from their mobile devices to the kiosks we offer in all of our stores,” Glass added.

Kohl’s also plans to achieve the remodeling of 30 locations by the end of this month.

The Michigan City store, opening Friday, Sept. 27, was built according to a prototype that received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council and will pursue LEED certification in the coming months.

Kohl’s currently has more than 350 LEED-certified locations nationwide. Features of Kohl’s LEED stores include use of more than 20% recycled and 20% 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.

The Hyannis, MA, store will have one electric vehicle charging station with two parking spaces for customers to charge at no cost while they shop. With this addition, the company has approximately 70 locations nationwide with EV charging stations.