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Not all of Kohl's roughly 300 "right-sized" stores will necessarily lease unused footage, at least at the start, Chief Executive Kevin Mansell said in comments reported by CNBC. He added that the company has already identified “a whole list of partners” and was also considering partnerships with competitors.
Kohl’s confirmed the plans outlined in the CNBC article.
“If we had our preference, we are going first after well-capitalized companies, and preferably ones that have high traffic in grocery and convenience,” Mansell told CNBC on the sidelines of the ICR Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The company has been cutting the size of some of its large stores to better manage inventories and other costs, and is also building small-format stores to access customers in suburbs.
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