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Kohl’s details environmental moves

BY Marianne Wilson

Long-term sustainability is a priority of Kohl’s Corp.

The department store retailer has released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility report, which includes an update on Kohl’s environmental measures. Key highlights include:

• Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Kohl’s offers 206 free electric vehicle-charging stations for customers and associates at 94 locations across the country, including Kohl’s corporate headquarters and stores across the country.

• Recycling Waste: To make recycling easier for customers, shippers can find a bright green box at Kohl’s stores for recycling select materials and can bring hangers back to the store any time for reuse and recycling. In 2017, Kohl’s recycled more than 150,000 tons of materials, achieving a recycling rate of more than 83% across its operations.

• Renewable Energy: In support of renewable and more sustainable sources of energy, Kohl’s hosts over 200,000 solar panels on 163 rooftops around the country and a total of nine solar trees between two locations in Wisconsin and Texas.

In addition to solar power, Kohl’s hosts two wind turbines at its distribution center in Findlay, Ohio.

Kohl’s actions to support its employees and communities are also detailed in the report. Some highlights include:

• Expanded Network of Wellness Centers: In 2017, Kohl’s added four wellness center locations, expanding access to quality, on-site healthcare for its associates and their families. Dedicated teams of medical professionals at 17 wellness center locations at all of Kohl’s distribution centers, e-commerce fulfillment centers and credit centers across the country, offer care tailored to each associate’s specific needs.

• On-Site Childcare: Kohl’s offers on-site childcare through its Child Development Center, providing care for nearly 500 children in dozens of classrooms at the company’s corporate campus.

• Kohl’s Cares Hospital Partner Program: Kohl’s partners with more than 70 children’s hospitals across the country to support community programs, including healthy development, safety, wellness and chronic disease management.

Kohl’s 2017 CSR report is available at Corporate.Kohls.com.

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Express testing new ideas in Manhattan

BY CSA Staff

Express is changing things up.

The apparel retailer is using its store on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue as a testing ground for new ideas and technologies, reported CNBC.

Among the elements being tested are a more open layout, digital styling screens that let shoppers review curated outfits, lounges, and fitting rooms already furnished with the items a shopper has pre-selected online, the report said.

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Starbucks enters its 77th global market

BY Marianne Wilson

Starbucks has extended in footprint in Latin America.

The coffee giant has arrived in Uruguay, with its first store opening in the capital city of Montevideo. A total of five locations are expected by year end.

Starbucks first entered Latin America in 2002. Currently, there are more than 900 Starbucks outposts throughout Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile. The stores are owned and operated by multi-brand restaurant operator Alsea, which will also own and operate Starbucks stores across Uruguay. The opening in Uruguay marks Starbucks 77th global market, and 18th in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

“Our first store in the beautiful country of Uruguay marks a key milestone for our expansion in Latin America,” said Ricardo Rico, Starbucks general manager and VP for Latin America. “We want to thank the community for this warm welcome and celebrate our journey to Uruguay with our longtime, trusted partners at Alsea.”

The new store is designed to drive connections between Starbucks’ customers and employees, while honoring the Montevideo city and its culture. Exposed concrete columns and ceilings bring character and texture to the space, which is accented with custom leather, a material with great local relevance, designed to evoke a warm ambience. A green living wall with local plants connects the store to the origins and environment of a coffee farm.

One of the most striking features of the store is a large mural painted by a local artist from the city of Montevideo. The mural depicts Starbucks’ signature Siren over a concrete finish.

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