Kohl’s Converts Stores to Solar Power
Menomonee Falls, Wis. Kohl’s Department Stores announced that it plans to convert more than 50 of its existing New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland locations to solar power, representing nearly 80% of its locations in these three states.
Kohl’s has converted more than 25 of its 88 California locations to solar power with plans to activate approximately 50 additional sites in the state. Solar installations are also under way at three Wisconsin locations, and Kohl’s hopes to add other states to its growing solar offering before year-end.
Initial construction for the East Coast solar conversions began in January.
“Our solar program is one of many ways Kohl’s is working to become a leading environmentally responsible retailer,” said Ken Bonning, executive VP of logistics for Kohl’s. “We launched our California solar initiative one year ago and are excited to add East Coast locations to the program, making Kohl’s distributed solar power program the largest in the world among retailers.”
Bloomingdale’s to shift direct-to-consumer focus online
NEW YORK Bloomingdale’s is shifting the focus of its direct-to-consumer business to its stronger performing bloomingdales.com Web site, where sales growth has far outpaced he Bloomingdale’s By Mail catalog in recent years. As such, the company said it will discontinue its By Mail catalog by 2009.
“Bloomingdale’s is focused on growing its online business, increasing profitability and reflecting a seamless brand and merchandise selection, whether it be in-store or online,” commented Michael Gould, Bloomingdale’s chairman and ceo.”
Tuesday Morning names new director to board
DALLAS Tuesday Morning announced the appointment of Starlette Johnson to its board of directors.
Johnson is currently president, coo, and director of Dave and Busters and has served in that capacity since April 2007.
“We are pleased to welcome Starlette to the Tuesday Morning board of directors,” said Bruce Quinnell, chairman of the board. “We believe her extensive experience will make her a valuable addition to the board and an asset to the company.”