Kohl’s appoints Robbin Mitchell to its board
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based retailer Kohl's announced on Wednesday the appointment of Robbin Mitchell to its board of directors as an independent director.
Mitchell has been appointed to a term expiring at Kohl’s 2021 annual shareholders meeting and will stand for election by Kohl’s shareholders at that time, the company said. She will initially serve on the board’s governance and nominating committee.
The board has now been expanded to consist of 12 directors, 11 of whom are independent. The appointment is part of the continuous board refreshment process at Kohl’s, which brings directors appointed in the past five years to half of the board, as it continues to enhance its diversity.
Mitchell is a member of the fashion and luxury leadership team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and has extensive retail industry operating experience in key categories such as Women’s apparel, Active and Beauty.
“Robbin’s background and skillset are ideally suited to support Kohl’s continued strong execution and momentum,” said Frank Sica, Kohl’s chairman, in a news statement
“Her leadership at BCG and executive-level retail, apparel, supply chain and omnichannel experience position Robbin to make immediate contributions. Robbin’s insights will help us build upon our efforts to reignite Women’s, accelerate growth in Active and Beauty, and capture market share from the retail industry disruption.”
Earlier this month, Kohl's said it saw its comparable sales decrease by 11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. The dip was however cushioned by digital sales increasing by more than 20 percent.
The company's total revenue for the quarter ended January 30, 2021 declined approximately 10 percent.
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