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  • Kohl's to Open Amazon Shops Inside Some of Its Stores

  • Kohl's shoppers will be able to buy some Amazon-branded products and have Amazon employees install devices in their homes

A Kohl's department store is shown, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Doral, Florida. Department stores dominated the news Thursday morning as Macy's and Kohl's both plunged following weak holiday-season reports that led the chains to cut their profit forecasts. Macy's also said it will eliminate 10,000 jobs as it continues to close stores. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee), photo: AP/Wilfredo Lee

06 of September 2017 13:14:33

NEW YORK – Kohl's said Wednesday that it will open up Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant.Kohl's shoppers will be able to buy Amazon Echos, Fire tablets and other gadgets from the 1,000-square-foot Amazon shops. Customers can also ask to have an Amazon employee come to their home and install a device or suggest products to buy.

Kohl's Corp. said the Amazon shops will open next month in Chicago and Los Angeles stores. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based company has more than 1,100 across the country.The Kohl's deal comes a few months after department store operator Sears said it would sell its Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com. At the same time, Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. has been growing its brick-and-mortar presence: It has opened 11 bookstores in two years and recently bought organic grocer Whole Foods, selling the Amazon Echo voice assistant device next to organic grapes and corn.

JOSEPH PISANI



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