We saw this articleon Kohl's hitting the 1,000-store mark and had to wonder how muchcelebration there is for this kind of milestone right now.Theretailer hadplans to open 1,400 stores by 2012, but due to cutbacks inexpansion that have plagued nearly every major chain, this looksless likely, according to the Journal Sentinel. Managementis now saying it is not releasing expansion plans beyond next year,when 50 to 60 locations are in the works.Kohl's, likeother chains, is experiencing same-store sales slides. In August,they fell 5.6% year over year and 4.6% in the third quarter. But inthese times, those numbers aren't too bad. The chain still posted ahefty $236 million net income during its Q3, though down from theprevious year, and its stock closed at $46 yesterday, well under a52-week high of nearly $64...but hey. Things could be way worse,right?

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