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•  Kohl’s senior vice president of communications, Jen Johnson, said in an emailed statement.

As part of the job cuts, Kohl’s is getting rid of a layer of regional store leadership roles and restructuring teams in its merchant organization.

No closing of stores or offices are planned, the company said.




•  Bloomberg reports that "Ocado Group Plc forecast retail revenue growth of as much as 15% this year as it starts to sell products from Marks & Spencer Group Plc and sets up the first of its robot-run delivery systems for supermarkets abroad.  The U.K. online grocer says it’s on track to launch its joint venture with M&S in September and open the first warehouses for Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA in Paris and Sobeys Inc. in Toronto in the first half … Ocado remains bullish on prospects for its international solutions arm, which licenses automated warehouse technology to supermarket around the world. After a slow start, the company has struck a flurry of deals with the likes of Kroger Co. in the U.S. and Japan’s Aeon Co. It forecast that invoiced fees from such partners will grow 40% or more in 2020."