Amazon to Open Small Stores Inside Kohl's

Friday, 08 Sep, 2017

It's also interesting considering how competitive Kohl's is with Amazon - as with most all retailers - in terms of its store assortment.

Kohl's said it will dedicate 1,000-square-foot "zones" within its stores to Amazon products, including the Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV and Fire tablets.

"We're focused on delivering convenience and value as we continue to invest in best-in-class interconnected experiences for our customers", said Online President and Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Hofmann. Many retailers fear competing with Amazon, so partnering with the company will give Kohl's investors reason to be optimistic.

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Alexa can answer your questions, control your smart home devices, and even order you items off of Amazon. Kohl's is scheduled to release earnings figures on November 10. They will also showcase the use of these products for creating a smart home experience powered by the Alexa voice assistant. The broader department-store industry has struggled to maintain sales, and the specter of customers defecting to Amazon is seen as a major threat. Amazon benefits by having its devices in front of more people to touch and try them. Kohl's, Macy's and Dillard's all reported a drop in a key sales figure last month for their latest quarters.

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is probably the coolest thing the company has ever created. Shares were above 5 percent early morning.

The Chicago-based carrier announced Tuesday that passengers can now check their flight status, review flight amenities and check themselves in using an Alexa-enabled device.