As of Sep 30, 2017, the company operated 209 Kitchen Collection stores throughout the US.
In fiscal 2016, the company closed 6 net Kitchen Collection stores. During the first nine months of fiscal 2017, the company opened 4 new stores and closed 18 stores. In fiscal 2014 and 2015, the company closed nearly 100 underperforming stores, while only opening 24 new stores in 2015, and had a net reduction of 75 stores as part of a program to close underperforming stores and realign the business around core stores which perform with acceptable profitability. As part of this program, the company closed all remaining stores associated with the Le Gourmet Chef concept.
All stores are leased, and are located in outlet and traditional malls throughout the US. A typical Kitchen Collection store is approximately 3,000 square feet.
|Total gross square feet (M)||627||669||687||758||954||1,002|
|Total gross square feet growth||-5.4%||-2.6%||-9.4%||-20.5%||-4.9%||-8.1%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||3,000||3,000||3,000||3,100||3,100||3,200|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||0.0%||0.0%||-1.9%||-2.5%||-2.4%||-0.7%|