The Kohl’s Konundrum

Tom Kingsbury is now the CEO of Kohl’s and he comes to the job with a great reputation as a retailer. He’s the one who led the turnaround at Burlington. But his new gig is much more complicated. Kohl’s is struggling on many levels and in the meantime, the outside investor-sharks are circling just waiting to pounce. It’s a treacherous situation and Kingsbury needs to act quickly, decisively and strategically to fix what he can…even knowing that the retailer’s position in the mid-market is something he cannot fix.

Here’s my take on the situation Kingsbury inherited and what he needs to do to fix it. Spoiler alert: It will take a lot more than Kohl’s Cash:

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