by Stephen Garner

Kohl's Sonoma Goods For LifeWisconsin-based specialty department store Kohl’s has released the list of the 18 underperforming stores that it will close this year as previously announced last month.

To reach this decision, Kohl’s conducted a comprehensive review of all of the markets across the country to understand every element that contributes to making a store successful – from review of the other stores in each trade area, to the rent and expenses involved in operating any location, to how each customer base is evolving and adapting to the company’s integrated omnichannel efforts.

“While the decision to close stores is a difficult one, we evaluated all of the elements that contribute to making a store successful, and we were thoughtful and strategic in our approach,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We are committed to leveraging our resources on our more productive assets. Importantly, we also wanted to provide the best options for our associates and are proud that every affected store associate will be offered a position at a nearby Kohl’s location, or if they prefer, a competitive severance package.”

The following affected stores will be closed as of June 19, 2016:

Arcadia, CA – 7279 N. Rosemead Blvd., San Gabriel, Calif.

Cypress, CA – 10201 Valley View St., Cypress, Calif.

Ladera Ranch, CA – 27426 Antonio Parkway, Ladera Ranch, Calif.

Mira Mesa, CA – 8140 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, Calif.

Rancho Cordova, CA – 11051 Olson Drive, Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Santa Ana, CA – 1351 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, Calif.

San Jose East, CA – 2323 McKee Road, San Jose, Calif.

Upland South, CA – 233 S. Mountain Ave., Upland, Calif.

West Hills, CA – 6651 N. Fallbrook Ave., West Hills, Calif.

Hialeah, FL – 700 W. 49th St., Hialeah, Fla.

Tallahassee, FL – 6785 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Fla.

Holcomb Bridge, GA – 2342 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, Ga.

Northlake Mall, GA – 4820 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, Ga.

Saint Charles, IL – 3840 E. Main St., Saint Charles, Ill.

Pineville, NC – 9579 S. Blvd., Charlotte, N.C.