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3/8/2012 6:29 AM ET

Kohl's Department Stores (KSS: Quote) announced the grand opening of eight new stores, bringing about 1,000 new jobs nationwide.

The company celebrates the grand opening of eight new stores in seven states, including Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Of the eight new locations, seven are small format stores with approximately 64,000 square feet or less of retail space, providing greater real estate flexibility.

Kohl's noted that it also continues to invest in its existing store base, adding innovative features and remodeling around 50 stores this year. Over the last six years, more than 60 percent of Kohl's store base has been remodeled with innovation features or newly built, the company added.

Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer, commented, "This spring we launched the exclusive Rock & Republic collection available at all stores and Kohls.com. To keep the customer experience fresh and exciting, we are investing in our existing store base by adding innovative features and remodeling approximately 50 stores this year."

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