Kohl’s to open distribution center in Indiana

E-commerce hub will support online sales

The Kohl's Corp. headquarters in Menomonee Falls.

Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Corp. announced today it will open a new e-commerce distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana, to support its website sales.

The Kohl's Corp. headquarters in Menomonee Falls.
The Kohl’s Corp. headquarters in Menomonee Falls.

The 937,000-square-foot hub is expected to open in summer 2017, creating about 900 new jobs, 300 of which would be full-time. It will be Kohl’s 14th distribution center, and the fifth devoted to e-commerce.

The new distribution center is the latest of Kohl’s efforts to offer an omnichannel shopping experience, in which customers can shop and buy in the way that suits them.

“Our investment in a new e-commerce fulfillment center is one of the many ways we are supporting omnichannel fulfillment,” said Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer. “This is in addition to our capability to ship merchandise from our entire network of more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide and the option for customers to buy online and pick up their purchase at their local Kohl’s store, two initiatives that came to life last year. We are committed to providing an easy experience to Kohl’s customers and a key part of this is being able to deliver amazing products to them more quickly and efficiently. The new e-commerce fulfillment center will be in place to support the holiday season in 2017.”

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