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Kohl’s to open Dallas DC to support e-commerce growth

Menomonee Falls, Wis. -- Kohl’s Department Stores said Tuesday it will build a new e-commerce distribution center in DeSoto, Texas, outside Dallas.

The 951,000-sq.-ft. DC, which is slated to open in summer 2012, will fulfill Kohls.com purchases. Kohl’s said it will close on the agreement once the building process is complete.

“This new facility will ensure that Kohl’s is able to accommodate the tremendous growth of our Kohls.com business,” said Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive VP of store planning and logistics. “We currently operate 84 stores in Texas, and are pleased to expand our presence with this new facility. We anticipate creating approximately 400 jobs for the community in a phased approach over the next 3 years.”

Kohl’s has experienced more than a 50% e-commerce sales increase in 2010, and said it expects sales on Kohls.com to reach $1 billion this fiscal year.

Upon the opening of the newest facility, Kohl’s will operate a total of 13 distribution centers across the country. This is the company’s fourth distribution center dedicated to serving Kohls.com customers.

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