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Kohl's to open e-commerce distribution center in Indiana


Kohl's Corp. will open an e-commerce distribution center in Plainfield, Ind., in an effort to maximize the company's capability to fulfill customers' online purchases, the Menomonee Falls-based department store chain said Wednesday.

Kohl's new 937,000-square-foot facility will be up and running in the summer of 2017, in time to support the mid-level retailer's busy holiday season. It is the latest move by Kohl's to show its commitment to e-commerce.

“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, in a news release. "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."

The Indiana distribution center, 9998 All Points Parkway, in Plainfield, will be the 14th distribution center and the fifth center dedicated to the company's e-commerce operations.

Kohl's has other e-commerce fulfillment centers in San Bernardino, Calif.; Monroe, Ohio; Edgewood, Md.; and DeSoto, Texas.

The facility will result in the hiring of approximately 300 full- and 600 part-time associates over three years. Kohl's operates more than 1,100 stores in 49 states.

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