Kohl’s Department Stores, multiple locations

Kohl’s Department Stores opened 12 new stores nationwide in September, all featuring the chain’s updated store design. Eleven of the stores are smaller format locations, with some 64,000 sq. ft. or less of retail space.

The stores are designed to offer customers a comfortable and inviting shopping environment, with Wi-Fi throughout, updated checkouts and upgraded fitting rooms. Other features include innovative fixtures in cosmetics, expanded, upfront customer service area, in-store Kohl’s Kiosks and electronic signs in all departments.

The design puts the focus on Kohl’s brand portfolio, which ranges from its Jennifer Lopez collection to Simply Vera Vera Wang lines.

In addition, the new stores incorporate an array of green elements, including waste management to recycle construction materials, occupancy sensor lighting for stockrooms, dressing rooms, break rooms and offices, energy management systems to control heating and cooling and a recycling program for cardboard boxes, hangers and packaging. And nine of the stores were built to according to a prototype that received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at the Gold level.

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