WASHINGTON — Kohl-Weber Inc. (KWW) said Friday it will stop selling women’s shoe brands in its stores and will no longer offer sales in Cambodia.
The company said it will sell the shoes to the brands that make them in China, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Kohl is among several U.S. retailers that have stopped selling Kohl branded products in the country.
In a statement, Kohl said the products were made in the countries and were imported by the brands and retailers.
Kohls has been one of Kohls biggest customers for women’s footwear in recent years.
The move will help reduce Kohl to the level of Kohls competitors such as Target Corp. and Walmart Inc. Target, in January announced it would no longer sell Kohl footwear.
Walmart and Kohl have been the targets of criticism in recent months over the way they use foreign labor to make shoes.
Kohlrach says Kohl has agreed to an arrangement with Cambodia to pay a percentage of each of the sales it makes there.
The agreement is contingent on the company paying an agreed upon amount to Cambodia for the production of footwear.