Kohl’s Corp. has announced the opening of a new information technology office in California’s Silicon Valley. The 52,000 square-feet of office in Milpitas, CA, will act as an extension of the IT operation at the company’s Menomonee Falls, WI, corporate office and will initially house more than 30 Kohl’s associates with the potential to accommodate future growth, the retailer noted.
Associates at the new location will support Kohl’s online sales growth and strategic focus on omnichannel initiatives, the company stated, including process automation and the replatforming of Kohls.com. The company said its website continues to experience substantial growth, reaching $1.4 billion in sales last year following three consecutive years of more than 40% annual revenue expansion.
“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 CEO. “We have made significant investments in our IT and omnichannel 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.”