About Kohl’s Company
Kohl’s Corp. owns and runs department stores that are good for families. It sells clothes, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and children. It also sells soft home goods like sheets and pillows, as well as housewares for people with middle incomes.
Most of the items in its stores are the same, but some are different because of what people like in different areas.
With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer. Kohl’s wants to give families the inspiration and tools they need to live happy, full lives. To do this, they offer amazing national and exclusive brands, great deals, and an easy shopping experience in their stores, on Kohls.com, and on Kohl’s mobile app.
Since it started, Kohl’s has given more than $750 million to help communities across the country, with a focus on the health and wellness of families. Visit Kohls.com to find a list of stores or to shop online.
The company was founded by Polish immigrant Maxwell Kohl, who opened a corner grocery store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1927. It went on to become a successful chain in the area, and in 1962, the company opened its first department store, which was a step in a new direction.
In 1972, the British American Tobacco Company bought a controlling stake in the company, which was still run by the Kohl Family. In 1979, BATUS Inc. bought the company. British American Tobacco sold the company to a group of investors in 1986. In 1992, the company went public.
Kohl’s headquarters is in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb.
In 1992, when the company went public, there were 76 Midwest-based Kohl’s stores. Kohls.com was launched in 2001, providing Kohls with an online presence that has evolved over time. In 2003, we opened 28 stores in California, marking the first time in our history that Kohl’s had a coast-to-coast presence.
In May 2012, it surpassed its main competitor, J. C. Penney, to become the largest department store chain in the United States. The company is a component of both the S&P 400 and the Fortune 500.
In terms of revenue, the retailer ranked 23rd in the United States in 2019. Kohl’s was the second-largest department store company in the United States by retail sales in 2013.
This growth and expansion have continued over the years, and Kohl’s now operates over 1,100 stores in 49 states, in addition to the robust e-commerce platform Kohls.com.
Tom Kingsbury is the current CEO as of February 2023, having accepted the position after serving on an interim basis since December 2022. He took over for Michelle Gass after she left Levi Strauss.
Capital One is the company that is responsible for issuing retail credit cards, including the MyKohlsCard.com login. A different name for this card is the “Kohl’s Charge” card. Application forms for this MyKohlsCharge credit card can be found on the website Mykohlscard.com. At Kohl’s, you can use it either online or in-store, whichever you prefer.