CarMax elects Sona Chawla to its board of directors

CarMax elects Sona Chawla to its board of directors

RICHMOND, Va., 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ —  CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX) today (April 24, 2017) announced that its board of directors has elected Sona Chawla to membership on the board. Chawla will serve on the Audit Committee.

Chawla, 49, is the Chief Operating Officer of Kohl’s, a position she has held since November 2015. Before joining Kohl’s, she served at Walgreens as its President of Digital and Chief Marketing Officer from February 2014 to November 2015 and as its President, E-commerce from January 2011 to February 2014. Chawla has 16 years of experience in digital and retail.

“Sona brings to the CarMax board extensive retail expertise and a true talent for developing e-commerce initiatives that drive an exceptional customer experience,” said Bill Nash, chief executive officer of CarMax. “She’s a highly valuable addition to our board as CarMax continues to build a seamless integration between the in-store and online customer experience.”

About CarMax

CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 170 stores in 39 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 24,000 associates nationwide. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2017, the company retailed 671,294 used cars and sold 391,686 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

SOURCE: CarMax Business Services, LLC

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Kohl’s to open new e-commerce distribution center at Plainfield, Indiana

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) has closed on the purchase of a building for a new e-commerce distribution center located at 9998 All Points Parkway in Plainfield, Ind. Expected to open in summer 2017, the 937,000-square-foot facility will enhance the company’s ability to fulfill Kohls.com purchases and serve customers nationwide.

“Our investment in a new e-commerce fulfillment center is one of the many ways we are supporting omnichannel fulfillment. 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,” said Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer. “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.”

Upon opening the new Plainfield facility, Kohl’s will operate a total of 14 distribution centers across the country. This will be the company’s fifth distribution center dedicated to serving Kohls.com customers, with other e-commerce fulfillment centers located in San Bernardino, Calif.; Monroe, Ohio; Edgewood, Md. and DeSoto, Texas.

Hiring for the facility will begin in spring 2017. Kohl’s expects to hire approximately 300 full- and 600 part-time associates over a three-year period. Applicants interested in career opportunities are encouraged to visit KohlsCareers.com for more information and a list of available positions.

The facility is one of the ways that Kohl’s is maximizing omnichannel fulfillment. In 2015, Kohl’s rolled out the capability to ship online orders made on Kohls.com from Kohl’s network of more than 1,100 stores across the country. In addition, by choosing the Buy Online, Pick Up in Store option, customers can buy items online and pick up in store at their local Kohl’s store with premier, designated parking for customers picking up their purchases.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Kohl’s intends forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause Kohl’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Item 1A in Kohl’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated herein by reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl’s filings with the SEC.

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

Connect with Kohl’s:
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Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls)
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Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls)
Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls)
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/kohls)

Contact:
Jen Johnson
Jen.Johnson@Kohls.com
262-703-5241

Julia Fennelly
Julia.Fennelly@Kohls.com
262-703-1710

Source: Kohl’s

Kohl’s Department Stores appoints Sona Chawla Chief Operating Officer

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced the appointment of Sona Chawla to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to Kohl’s chairman, chief executive officer and president Kevin Mansell.

Chawla, who will join Kohl’s onNovember 30, will have leadership responsibility for Kohl’s full omnichannel operations. She will oversee all store operations, logistics and supply chain network, information and digital technology, e-commerce strategy, planning and operations, and store construction and design.

“The search for this role has been exhaustive and dynamic,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. “As our future vision for Kohl’s developed under our Greatness Agenda, the search for this role dramatically evolved. We saw an enormous opportunity to create something truly unique in retail – a leader that has oversight for the full omnichannel experience. When stores, online and digital teams are not just compatible but truly integrated, new thinking and new ways of delivering a seamless customer experience emerge.”

“We’ve never been more clear about the future of the company or the types of leaders that we need in place to deliver against our vision and Sona is exactly the right leader to join us,” said Mansell. “Sona will lead the seamless integration of all of our operations – from our stores to our website to all of our digital touchpoints with our customers. Her depth of experience in retail and her understanding of how to fully integrate technology and e-commerce into a retail experience will help Kohl’s elevate our customer conveniences across all channels.”

“I’m very happy to join the Kohl’s team,” said Sona Chawla. “Today’s retail customer expects conveniences that make shopping easier and more inspiring, no matter where or how they shop. Kohl’s Greatness Agenda has set the strategic framework in place for the company to deliver a truly compelling and engaging shopping experience in-store, online and across digital devices. I’m thrilled to be part of the bright future at Kohl’s.”

Along with chief merchandising and customer officer Michelle Gass, Chawla is expected to be a potential candidate in the company’s long-term CEO succession planning.

Prior to joining Kohl’s, Chawla spent seven years with Walgreens in a variety of senior leadership roles including president of e-commerce. Most recently, Chawla was president of digital and chief marketing officer. During her tenure with Walgreens, Chawla led a team responsible for developing industry-leading digital innovations that significantly enhanced core aspects of the company’s customer experience such as refilling prescriptions in seconds, printing photos from smartphones directly to stores, enabling seamless shopping through the integration of their loyalty program, coupons and mobile payments in store and launching digital health coaching and telehealth. Prior to joiningWalgreens, she was vice president of global online business at Dell, Inc. Before Dell, she worked at Wells Fargo’s Internet Services Group, where she held several roles including executive vice president of online sales, service and marketing. Chawla also worked at Andersen Consulting and Mitchell Madison Group.

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,166 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $274 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

Connect with Kohl’s:
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls)
Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls)
Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+Kohls)
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls)
Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls)
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/kohls)

Source: Kohl’s Department Stores

Kohl’s Department Stores
Jen Johnson, 262-703-5241
Jen.Johnson@Kohls.com

 

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Sona Chawla, Chief Operating Officer, Kohl's (Photo: Business Wire)

Sona Chawla, Chief Operating Officer, Kohl’s (Photo: Business Wire)

Walgreens Balance® Rewards members can now use their account through Apple Pay

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Balance® Rewards members can now seamlessly use their account through Apple Pay – without separately scanning a Balance Rewards card or barcode. More than 85 million active Balance Rewards members will have the ability to earn and redeem loyalty points via Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private way to pay.

“We’re excited to be the first to provide our customers with increased ease of access to their Balance Rewards account and information when using Apple Pay,” said Sona Chawla, president of digital and chief marketing officer for Walgreens. “This offering supports our commitment to removing friction and enabling a simple and convenient customer experience.”

To get the most out of purchases, users can simply add the Balance Rewards digital card to the Wallet app in iOS 9 and use it at checkout with Apple Pay. Members simply hold their iPhone near the contactless reader with a finger on Touch ID and the appropriate rewards information will be sent. On Apple Watch, they just double-click the side button, select their Balance Rewards card, and hold the face of Apple Watch up to the reader.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and bene?ts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

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