OPERATIONS

Kohl’s to increase holiday hiring by 5%

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Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s Corp. said Tuesday it will hire 40,000 seasonal workers for the 2011 holiday shopping period, about 5% more than in 2010.

The plan equates to about 35 additional associates per store at its 1,127 stores, each working about 20 hours per week.

In addition, Kohl’s said it plans to hire 2,500 seasonal workers at DCs and 500 seasonal and full-time credit operations workers.

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OPERATIONS

Finish Line names 7-Eleven exec to strategy post

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Indianapolis — The Finish Line, Inc. said Tuesday it has named Sally McKelvey as VP strategy for the Finish Line brand.

McKelvey previously served as senior director, operations financial planning and analysis, at 7-Eleven.

McKelvey is charged with leading the evaluation, development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives for the Finish Line brand. She will analyze, recommend and implement programs that will provide growth opportunities, increase operational productivity and enhance profitability for the company.

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REAL ESTATE

Michael Kors opens at Cherry Hill Mall

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Cherry Hill, N.J. — Noted fashion designer and retailer Michael Kors has opened a new store in Cherry Hill, N.J. — at the Cherry Hill Mall, a property owned by Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust.

The store opening is part of the mall’s $200 million complete renaissance, which includes the addition of white-linen restaurants, a new parking deck, the addition of an upscale retail wing, a redesigned and relocated food court now called Cherry Hill Cafés, and extensive interior and exterior renovations.

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