NEW YORK — Kohl's plans to open Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, the store said Wednesday, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant.
Kohl's shoppers will be able to buy Amazon Echos, Fire tablets and other gadgets from the 1,000-square-foot Amazon shops. Customers can also ask to have an Amazon employee come to their home and install a device or suggest products to buy.
Kohl's Corp. (KSS) said the Amazon shops will open next month in Chicago and Los Angeles stores. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based company has more than 1,100 across the country.
The deal comes a few months after department store operator Sears said it would AMZN) has been growing its brick-and-mortar presence: It has opened 11 bookstores in two years and recently organic grocer Whole Foods, selling the Amazon Echo voice assistant device next to organic grapes and corn.on Amazon.com. At the same time, Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (
Kohl's stock rose $1.80, or 4.4 percent, to $42.17 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.