Scholastic estimated Wednesday morning that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two sold more than two million copies in North American in its first two days of sales. The script book, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, is the eighth Potter book and was officially released nationwide at 12:01 a.m. on July 31. “Eager fans of all ages gathered at midnight parties in bookstores and libraries to get their copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, bringing communities together to celebrate the magic of reading and the power of great storytelling,” said Ellie Berger, president of Scholastic Trade. “It’s an incredible start and all the signs are indicating continued strong sales.”
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) and Volta Industries, Inc. (Volta) today announced they will bring 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to 50 additional Kohl’s stores this year, marrying Kohl’s expansive customer reach with Volta’s electric vehicle charging experience. With this expansion, Kohl’s customers will have access to 275 charging stations at more than 150 Kohl’s locations across 22 states. Kohl’s store locations offering the convenience of EV charging can be found with the store locator tool on Kohls.com.
“Kohl’s has a number of sustainability goals that we seek to make progress against including climate change and the transition to a low-carbon transportation system. These goals not only support environmentally conscious transportation solutions, but mark a reflection of the expectations that our associates, customers and communities have for our role in achieving long-term sustainability,” said Steve Thomas, Kohl’s Chief Risk & Compliance Officer. “Bringing additional electric vehicle charging stations to our store network with a partner like Volta adds an important sustainability touchstone and added convenience for Kohl’s employees and shoppers.”
Volta charging stations at Kohl’s will bring free, clean EV charging energy to Kohl’s customers at more than 50 additional store locations. The new stations will be prominently located near the front doors, creating an easy experience for Kohl’s customers to charge their cars while they shop.