Kohl’s said that Bruce Besanko has decided to retire from the company at the end of the fiscal year and will step down from his position as chief financial officer, effective November 1. At that time, Jill Timm, Kohl’s evp/finance, will be promoted to CFO.
Kohl’s is teaming with Facebook to launch Curated By Kohl’s, a selection of products from emerging brands that will initially be available in 50 Kohl’s stores beginning in October.
Kohl’s has selected Dsco, an enterprise drop ship platform, to support its drop ship supplier network. The move enables Kohl’s to accelerate its strategy of leveraging its drop ship network to expand the assortment as part of its digital growth initiatives.
Kohl’s is boosting its hiring plans for the back-to-school, fall and holiday seasons, as well as a 130-store “omni power center” pilot program.
The National Retail Federation will name Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass as “The Visionary,” an award given each year to an outstanding leader in the retail industry. The award will be presented during the sixth annual NRF Foundation Honors on January 12, 2020, in New York City.
Amazon Returns at Kohl’s is now available at the department store’s more than 1,100 stores nationwide.
Kohl’s has been rapidly revamping its approach to the consumer, testing, and in several cases, rolling out new initiatives including partnerships with everyone from Amazon and Planet Fitness to Weight Watchers and Aldi to entice shoppers.
Kohl’s said that all of its stores will now be accepting free returns for Amazon customers starting in July.
Fourth quarter sales at Kohl’s were down, but the retailer reported a slight uptick in comparable store sales for the three month period ended February 2.
In recent years, we have discussed the need for retailers to rethink how each uses their physical space to keep their brick-and-mortar stores relevant as digital commerce continues to grow.
Kohl’s and WW (formerly Weight Watchers) are teaming to pilot various health and wellness offerings that include the first in-store WW Studio and the introduction of WW Healthy Kitchen products.
At Home has appointed retail executive Joanne Crevoiserat to serve as an independent member of its board of directors.