Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a department store found in the United States. Kohl's mission is to be the leading value-oriented, family-focused, specialty department store. It has over 1,000 stores in 49 states.
Kohl's department store was started by Max Kohl, who previously had owned grocery stores called Kohl's Food Stores. In 1962, the first Kohl's department store opened in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Almost 50 years later, Kohl's department stores are all over the United States, excluding Hawaii.
Kohl's sells a wide variety of merchandise, including apparel, shoes, accessories, home products, electronics, toys and luggage. Kohl's also has exclusive brand lines that include Candie's, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Elle Contemporary Collection, Tony Hawk Apparel, Daisy Fuentes, Lauren Conrad, Food Network, and Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne.