While Other Department Stores Struggle, Kohl's Keeps Growing
August 7, 2012

With the dog days of August still looming, Joe Korb was in need of a pair of shorts. To find the ones he wanted, the 61-year-old truck driver knew exactly where to go: Kohl's in Rocky Hill.

"For as much as I shop, I shop at Kohl's or Wal-Mart - Wal-Mart for garden things and household items; Kohl's for clothes. They're both close," said Korb, a resident of Rocky Hill who doesn't like visiting local malls.

Kohl's Corp., a discount department store chain that operates more than 1,100 stores nationwide

Happy Birthday Retail! Walmart, Target, Kmart, Kohl's Turn 50!
April 30, 2012

Walmart, Target, Kmart and Kohl's are all celebrating a milestone 50th anniversary this year. It's hard to believe that all four were founded in the same year, but combined these stores changed the way America shops. Happy Birthday to modern retail!

Three of the four began as department store offshoots. Target sprang from Minnesota's Dayton's and Kmart from Detroit-based S.S. Kresge. Both were developed as formats to reach shoppers beyond their core businesses. Kohl's started as a department store when the Wisconsin based supermarket chain branched out into a new format

Retailers see Smaller Outlets as the Next Big Thing
February 29, 2012

Bigger is not always better. Just ask the biggest retailers in the country - and their customers.

To Neng Yang, the Best Buy store in Independence, Mo., is just too overwhelming - so much so that she only shops there once a year, at the holidays. So when she needed a new cellphone, she bypassed the 55,000-square-foot store with its many departments - appliances, big-screen TVs, computers, cameras, car audio, video and music. Instead, she stopped across the street at the Best Buy Mobile store.

The slimmed-down 850-square-foot sister store concentrates only on mobile

Kohl's Forecast Disappoints, Target Sees Pickup
February 28, 2012

Department-store operator Kohl's Corp on Thursday gave a profit forecast that came in below Wall Street expectations this year as customers balked at its attempts to pass on rising costs, while Target Corp said it would be helped by its credit card business.

Results and forecasts from those two retailers showed that consumers at the low to mid-end of the U.S. economy are pressured by rising gasoline prices and still high unemployment even as Dillard's Inc, which caters to a more affluent customer, posted better sales during the holiday quarter.

Schmidt Avoids a Gates-like Disaster in D.C.
September 22, 2011

Eric Schmidt cut a confident figure today prior to his testimony before U.S. lawmakers, who later appeared determined to find out if Google abuses its supremacy on the Web. The Google chairman glided into court smiling, sat at the witness table, and began staring into his laptop while photographers snapped away. One asked him if he was checking out Google. "Of course," he said laughing and batted back. "And I accessed it through (Google's Web browser) Chrome." We saw the smooth,

Walmart, Best Buy Advertise Availability of Apple's iPad 2
March 3, 2011

On the "iPad and tablets" section of its website, retailer Best Buy this week began advertising the new iPad 2 and its magnetic Smart Cover. The ad reads "Coming Friday, March 11," suggesting that Best Buy will begin sales of the iPad 2 at the same 5 p.m. launch scheduled for Apple's retail stores. Those who go to an Apple or Best Buy retail store on March 11 will get the first chance to get their hands on the iPad 2. Apple revealed on Wednesday that online sales of the iPad 2 will not begin until March 11, ensuring

Kohl's Goes Carbon-Neutral
December 7, 2009

Wisconsin-based retail chain Kohl's Department Stores said this week that it will commit to reach net zero U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

Newegg Sues Kohl's Over Slogan
May 19, 2009

Newegg Inc. announced Monday that it has filed a lawsuit against Kohl's Corporation for trademark infringement and unfair competition.  The complaint, filed with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that the Kohl's "The More You Know, The More You Kohl's" slogan violates Newegg's trademarked "Once You Know, You Newegg" slogan.

At CEA's CEO Summit, Losing Balls, Defining Visions
August 1, 2001

By Janet Pinkerton OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif.—A forest fire burned 20 miles in the distance, and the impact of an uncertain economy remained only a phone call away, but the Consumer Electronics Association's fifth annual CEO Summit gave industry manufacturing and retailing executives some needed creative downtime. This year's summit was sponsored in part by Dealerscope and other media and business companies. CEA sought to increase retail participation in the CEO Summit, held June 20-22 and attended by about 75 industry executives plus their spouses. Retail representation included executives from 800.com, Best Buy, Circuit City, Computer Renaissance, Crutchfield, Ken Crane's, NARDA, Paradyme, RadioShack, Sound