Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online at Kohls.com and on Kohl's mobile app. Since its founding, Kohl's has given more than $750 million to support communities nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com.
The first Kohl’s department store opened in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 1962. When the company went public in 1992, there were 76 Kohl’s stores in the Midwest. Kohls.com launched in 2001, giving Kohl’s an online presence that has grown and evolved over the years. In 2003, we opened 28 stores in California, giving Kohl’s a coast-to-coast presence for the first time in our history. That growth and expansion continued over the years and Kohl’s now operates more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, along with the powerful e-commerce platform of Kohls.com.
Purpose & Values
At Kohl’s, our purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. Rewarding customers is at the core of this purpose. For years, we have rewarded customers with great brands, incredible savings and an unmatched customer experience they’ll only find at Kohl’s. Our winning teams are energized by a results-driven, caring and courageous culture that supports a test and learn approach. Kohl’s associates also deliver on this purpose by living out our values each and every day, including putting customers first, acting with integrity, building great teams, and driving results.
Kohl’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and houses the majority of Kohl’s corporate associate teams — from merchandising and marketing to members of Operating Committee. Associates at Kohl’s headquarters work with Kohl’s store teams and other corporate locations across the country to make Kohl’s a best-in-class omnichannel retailer. Located nearby, Kohl’s Photo Studio, Kohl’s Innovation Center and a Kohl’s Credit Center are also in Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Opened in June 2015, the Kohl’s Innovation Center houses collaborative space that brings our information technology, store planning, construction, and purchasing teams under one roof. Kohl’s Innovation Center also boasts green features, including solar trees, electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting, and several waste-reduction efforts to help Kohl’s ensure we leave the planet a little better than we found it.
Kohl’s opened its original New York design office (NYDO) in January 2007 and moved to its current location at 1400 Broadway in 2010. The NYDO allows Kohl’s to have a presence in the heart of New York’s thriving fashion district, as well as to be close to the design source and management of exclusive partnerships. In addition to our large design team at Kohl’s corporate office in Wisconsin, the NYDO has a staff of designers, trend experts, artists, and product developers who manage the design and development of our brands.
In Silicon Valley, you won’t have to look far to find Kohl’s team of innovators and technology gurus working on the next big thing. Opened in April 2013, Kohl’s Digital Center in Milpitas, California puts Kohl’s in the fast-paced technology industry and in close proximity to key technology partners. The creative incubator is home to talented and passionate associates — from technology power players who are dedicated to seeking out and implementing the latest and greatest technology to innovators looking to revolutionize the customer experience.
Kohl’s 2019 Fact Book
For more information about Kohl's, see our 2019 Fact Book.