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Kohl's opens 12 new units in 10 states

Menomonee Falls, Wis. - Kohl's Department Stores today is grand opening 12 new stores in 10 states across the country.

The sites of these new units include: three in Connecticut in the cities of Berlin, Killingly, and New Milford; Savannah, Ga.; Ottumwa, Iowa; Hutchinson, Kan.; Aspen Hill, Md.; Worcester, Mass.; Jacksonville, N.C.; Greenwood, S.C.; Haymarket, Va.; and Gig Harbor, Wash.

"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, chairman, president and ceo.

Of the 12 new locations, 11 are small format stores with approximately 64,000 square feet or less of retail space. Kohl's said it will also remodel about 50 units this year.

Over the last six years, more than half of Kohl's store base has been remodeled or newly built.

The new units offer updated check-out stations; newly designed shopping carts and strollers; upgraded fitting rooms; an expanded customer service area relocated to the front of the store; in-store Kohl's kiosks; electronic signs in all departments; and Wi-Fi throughout the store.

In addition, nine of the new stores were built according to a prototype that received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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