OPERATIONS

Kohl’s to open customer service ops center in Dallas

BY Marianne Wilson

Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s Department Stores has announced plans to open a new customer service operations center in Dallas.

Expected to open in late spring 2014, the two-building, three-story, 240,000-sq.-ft. facility will support the continued growth of the company’s Kohl’s Charge program, as well as its online business, which reached $1.4 billion in sales last year following three consecutive years of more than 40% annual growth.

“The addition of our new facility and associates will continue to ensure Kohl’s delivers a seamless, positive shopping experience for our customers,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and CEO. “We are pleased to expand our presence in Texas and in the Dallas area, which offers a positive environment for business and a robust workforce.”

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David’s Bridal in partnership with designer Zac Posen

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — David’s Bridal has entered into a partnership with American designer Zac Posen to launch ‘Truly Zac Posen’, a collection of bridal and other special occasion dresses. The collection will debut in February 2014 in select David’s Bridal stores and online.

“This new partnership with Zac Posen will continue to strengthen our brand’s position as a fashion and trend authority in the bridal and special occasion space” said David’s Bridal executive VP and chief marketing officer Brian Beitler. “His stellar reputation in the fashion industry and innate design talent and aesthetic perfectly compliment David’s Bridal’s current selection.

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Gilt to open pop-up store

BY Staff Writer

New York — Gilt, the popular online retailer of discounted high-end designer apparel and accessories, will open its first-ever brick-and-mortar location, a pop-up store in Shelbyville Road Plaza, Louisville, Ky.

“GLI welcomes the first Gilt.com Designer Outlet to the Louisville business community,” said Greater Louisville Inc. CEO and president Craig J. Richard in a press release issued by the online retailer. “The exciting new concept store is a unique addition to our local retail market.”

Gilt already operates a distribution center in the Louisville area.

The store will be open Friday, June 28, through Sunday, July 28.

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