Published: Fri, September 08, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Kohl's to sell Amazon devices at 10 LA, Chicago stores

Kohl's to sell Amazon devices at 10 LA, Chicago stores

"It is a smart move for both companies", analysts at Jeffries said.

With the Echo, you can use Amazon's Alexa assistant to answer questions, control smart home products like Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings, and stream music from services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. Kohl's did not identify which of its stores would contain the new sections.

Chief Merchandising Officer Michelle Gass said, "Kohl's and Amazon share a customer obsession and we've joined together to leverage each other's strengths and deliver a great experience customers can only find at Kohl's".

For Kohl's, it's a way to use existing store space to give customers something they won't now find at other department stores.

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It's a strategy that has worked very well, and shares in the company have more than tripled over the past five years. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its holdings in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 12.1% during the first quarter.

The hardware and home improvement retailer announced that it would be facilitating the shopping experience for consumers by joining Google Express, meaning that customers will be able to shop with help from the voice-activated capabilities of Google Home.

Kohl's says that there will be a dedicated 1,000-sq-foot space to provide customers a hands-on experience. The broader department-store industry is finding it hard to maintain sales, in the face of competition from online stores like Amazon.

Shares of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based Kohl's Corp. soared 5 percent to close at $42.37 Wednesday. Last month, it purchased grocery chain Whole Foods, and reportedly began selling its Echo speaker in some Whole Foods stores.

Add Kohl's to the list of brick-and-mortar retailers signing deals with Amazon. By connecting your United Airline's MileagePlus account, you will be able to check in for U.S. domestic flights using the command, "Alexa, ask United to check me in".

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