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Kohl's Business Analysis

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The story of Kohl's commenced during 1962 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Founded by Max Kohl, the company initially began as a department store, meaning it sold a variety of goods, which back then included food produce. The company BATUS inc., a division of British American Tobacco, took control of Kohl’s Food department by purchasing 80% of their stake. BATUS was not able to deal with the amounting competition, so they went out of the retail business by the mid 1980’s, and later sold Kohl’s food stores to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea company (A&P) in 1983. Kohls ranked eighth in Wisconsin's top 100 privately owned companies by 1987, and the greatest growth year was in 1988 when the company purchased 26 federated department stores. This
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