Macy's to Build Omnichannel Fulfillment Center
December 18, 2013,
CINCINNATI-Macy's is planning to build a direct-to-consumer fulfillment center near Owasso, Okla., to support the sales growth driven by its omnichannel strategy, according to a company statement.
Construction of the facility, which will measure 1.3 million square feet, is slated to begin in spring 2014, and operations will begin in April 2015, with the first orders scheduled to be shipped that summer.
Macy's will invest more than $170 million in the facility, which will include the latest technology in material-handling equipment and warehouse management systems. When it is fully operational, it will employ about 1,500 full- and part-time associates throughout the year, and another 1,000 or more temporary workers will be hired each year to handle the expected higher level of orders during the holiday shopping season.
Other Articles By Author
HFN Launches Interactive Idea Book
HFN's DIGITAL EDITION
COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90
We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
- Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money