Retail Roundup—Kohl's counts on physical; Lane Bryant's in-store styling

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Kohl's relies on physical stores as many retailers downsize.

Kroger finalizes purchase of 11 Marsh Supermarkets

Kroger has finalized its purchase of 11 former Marsh Supermarkets and will spend $20 million to renovate and reopen seven of the locations. The future of the four other stores is still undetermined. (Indianapolis Business Journal)

Kohl’s counts on physical stores 

Kohl’s CEO Kevin Mansell says that the brand's physical stores are one of the company's biggest assets. As many department stores are shuttering brick-and-mortar locations, Kohl’s has 500 more locations than Macy’s and prides itself on not being a mall anchor store. (CNBC)

Walmart opens new e-commerce fulfillment center

Walmart has opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Davenport, Florida. The new facility will cater to online orders that ship directly to consumers or to stores for BOPIS and will create 1,500 new jobs. (Business Wire)

Lane Bryant offers in-store styling

Plus-size apparel retailer Lane Bryant announced the launch of LaneStyle Studio, an in-store personal styling studio. These one-on-one sessions are free, by appointment only, and give each consumer a chance to work with a stylist to help find the best style and fit. (Business Wire)