Foot Locker Inc. is opening a $40 million, state-of-the-art distribution facility in Reno, Nev., that will serve more than 300 stores on the West Coast and create about 200 full-time jobs. The new 465,000-sq.-ft. distribution center is expected to handle more than 20 million units, reports Chain Store Age, cutting shipping times in the West Coast region by about 50 percent.
Foot Locker saysthe facility has been designed from the ground up with the latest technology. CSA reports that as part of Foot Locker's environmental, social, and governance strategy, the facility also integrates sustainable elements, including LED lighting, reclaimed water, recycled materials and reflective ceilings.It will be Foot Locker's second largest in the U.S. and will service Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, and Champs Sports stores, as well as digital and website properties.
"The opening of this new distribution center is an important milestone moment for Foot Locker," said Mary Dillon, president and CEO, Foot Locker Inc. "As we continue to take important steps to evolve our omnichannel capabilities and provide a more seamless experience for our customers, investments and facilities like these are preparing us for continued success."
"This (distribution center) will allow us to respond to the ever-changing needs of our customers while strengthening our larger supply chain network,” said Todd Greener, senior VP, Global Supply Chain, Foot Locker Inc.