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N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Employees: 140,000
CEO: Kevin Mansell
Stock Symbol: KSS

Website: http://www.kohls.com

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Kohl's operates a national chain of department stores with 1,167 stores in 49 states featuring brand-name items including clothing, shoes, bedding, luggage and small appliances. Kohl's emphasizes national brands at discount prices.

Kohl's sells merchandise under its own brands such as Apt. 9, Croft & Barrow, Jumping Beans, SO and Sonoma Goods for Life. The stores have exclusive merchandise from Food Network, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Simply Vera Vera Wang and Rock & Republic.

Most Kohl's stores are free-standing locations with some located in malls.

For fiscal 2015, Kohl's reported revenues of $19.20 billion, up from $19.02 billion, and net income of $673 million. Women's clothing made up 30% of total sales at Kohl's and men's clothing 20% of sales.

Approximately 1,500 people work at Kohl's corporate headquarters. The company has nine distribution centers located in Patterson, CA; Winchester, VA; Findlay, OH; Blue Springs, MO; Corsicana, TX; Mamakating, NY; San Bernardino, CA; Ottawa, IL; and Macon, GA.

Kohl's also has four e-commerce distribution centers located in: Monroe, OH; San Bernardino, CA; Edgewood, MD; and Desoto, TX.

The company has 32,000 full-time employees and 108,000 part-time workers.

In 2016, the company said it plans to pilot seven new small-format stores, test two more clearance stores, which are operated as Off-Aisle stores, and 12 FILA outlet stores.


Max Kohl built his first supermarket store in 1946 and would become a chain in Wisconsin known as Kohl's Food Stores.

In 1962, he started his first department store in Brookfield, WI, also called Kohl's Department Stores.

In 1978, The Kohl's Corporation becomes wholly owned by the BATUS Retail Group, a subsidiary of British-American Tobacco Company. While owned by BATUS, Kohl's expands from 10 to 39 stores throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
Kohl's is purchased by a group of investors in 1986 led by Kohl's senior management. The company opens its 40th store.

Kohl's went public in 1992. Herb Kohl helped manage the Kohl stores and is currently a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team.


Below are benefits for salaried employees:

- Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
- Vision plan, providing discounts on frames, lenses and contacts
- Immediate life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability
- 401(k) savings plan, plus a corporate match
- Immediate merchandise discount at all our stores
- Paid vacation, which you begin accruing the first month you work
- Employee stock ownership plan
- Medical flex plan

Employees at corporate offices receive the additonal benefits below:

- Dry-cleaning service
- In-house restaurant, "The Lodge," serving a daily choice of breakfast and lunch entrees, plus a deli bar, dessert buffet and other snacktime necessities
- Kohl's Cuisine Take-Out every Wednesday night
- "The Learning Lodge," our on-site child development center
- Discounted health club membership

Updated June 20, 2016