Retail Roundup—Kohl's accepts Amazon returns; Fabletics gets into footwear

Kohl's store front
Shoppers can now return unwanted Amazon items at Kohl's stores.

Kohl's to accept Amazon returns

Some Kohl's stores in Chicago and Los Angeles will begin accepting Amazon returns next month. Kohl's will pack and ship eligible returns at 82 locations at no cost to the consumer. (Chicago Tribune)

Fabletics enters footwear category

The Fabletics activewear brand is now launching a footwear collection to expand its lifestyle brand. In addition, the retailer, which now has 22 stores, will offer members curated looks to fit the consumer's lifestyle and budget. (PR Newswire)

Walmart tests click-and-collect with food stamps

Walmart will allow food stamp consumers to order groceries online and pick them up in-store at five U.S. locations. Though EBT cards cannot be used online, the retailer will verify the benefits in store when the consumer picks up the items. The program is currently live in one Houston store and four stores near Boise, Idaho. (CNBC)

NRF says U.S. must lower corporate tax rate in order to compete

The National Retail Federation told the U.S. Congress that lawmakers need to lower the corporate tax rate in order to remain competitive in the global economy. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world, and a lowering of the rates would have a positive impact on economic growth, wages and consumer spending. (Business Wire)

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