Infrastructure and proximity to customers influence relocation from California to the Midwest
One of the biggest names in footwear is moving its main North American distribution center from California to Ohio. The move will enhance Crocs’ distribution and logistics network to further streamline its supply chain and increase its speed to market.
Spikes in online sales drive Gap to expand, install state-of-the-art equipment
E-commerce across the U.S. is expected to grow, and Gap is already seeing the rise in online sales. The company needed to increase output and add state-of-the-art equipment at its Ohio distribution center to keep up with projections. An investment in central Ohio, with its access to workforce, proximity to markets and comprehensive shipping network, will almost double the company’s daily output.
Discount retailer will invest $125 million to build distribution center
Dollar Tree, one of the nation’s largest discount retailers, is building a distribution center in Morrow County. The company is investing $125 million to build the 1.2-million-square-foot facility, which will create 400 jobs. Dollar Tree was attracted to the site because it offers easy access to both its network of stores and a large and available talent pool.
Hayneedle.com is an online furnishings retailer growing at a rapid pace and had a need to expand. With a fulfilment center already in Monroe, Hayneedle invested in a second facility because of the city’s reliable workforce and ideal location for distribution.
Online Retailer Invests $1.3 million to Enlarge Gahanna Facility
Rapidly expanding retailer, zulily, launches larger operations, adding 50 jobs in customer service, fulfillment, merchandising and accounts payable. $1.3 million is being invested in the Gahanna expansion on top of invested $30 million already has spent.