MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Wisconsin-based Kohl's Department Stores announces the grand opening of 12 new stores, creating approximately 1,500 jobs nationwide. The company now operates 1,146 stores in 49 states.
"We are pleased to be in a position to open 12 new stores, create approximately 1,500 jobs and invest in our existing store base by remodeling dozens of locations," said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer.
The company celebrates the grand opening of 12 new stores in 10 states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington. Of the 12 new locations, 11 are small format stores with approximately 64,000 square feet or less of retail space. Kohl's also continues to invest in its existing store base by remodeling approximately 50 stores this year. Over the last six years, more than half of Kohl's store base has been remodeled or newly built.