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Franchise Group in talks to keep Kohl's management team after a sale

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Reuters
Published
Jun 22, 2022

Franchise Group, the preferred bidder to acquire Kohl's, is in discussions to keep the retailer's top management team, including CEO Michelle Gass, if the planned sale is finalized, three sources familiar with the matter said.


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​Franchise Group, which owns brands including Vitamin Shoppe and Buddy's Home Furnishings, joined the bidding for Kohl's in April and earlier this month agreed to a three week-period of exclusive talks after offering to pay around $60 a share.

Franchise Group executives have signaled confidence in Gass and members of her management team, the sources said, noting that Franchise Group is known to buy businesses that have operating teams in place. The sources requested anonymity to talk about private discussions.

Gass has been steering the sale process, sparked by activist investors' demands, and in May fended off a bid by Macellum Advisors for Kohl's board seats. Investors appeared to agree with the company as it argued that seating new directors now could scuttle the sales process.

Gass, who joined the Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based retailer in 2013 as its chief customer officer, has been CEO since May 2018.

A representative for Kohl's could not be reached and a representative for Franchise Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Kohl's in May cut its earnings forecast for the year, warning of weaker sales amid high inflation, even after it tried to bring in more customers through partnerships with Amazon and beauty retailer Sephora.

As the sales process heated up, questions swirled around the future of the department store's top executives. In May, Kohl's said its chief merchandising officer and chief marketing officer would be leaving the company soon, news that sent the share price lower.

Reuters reported in April that Franchise Group had joined the bidding for Kohl's. read more

Since then bidders submitted best and final offers which were below indicative bids, reflecting the market downturn and the U.S. retailer's deteriorating business

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