Retail and Ecommerce Distribution Center Roundup, 3/20/18

Here is Multichannel Merchant’s periodic listing of recent distribution center and fulfillment center activity in the domestic market:

Amazon is reportedly looking to build a fulfillment center in excess of 1 million square feet on 100 acres in Gaines Township, MI formerly occupied by Steelcase. The company is also planning an 855,080-square-foot facility in St. Peters, MO, its first in the state, which will open in 2019.

As it plans to liquidate its assets through bankruptcy, Toys R Us is closing down distribution centers in several states, including Wisconsin, New Jersey, Missouri, Hawaii, and Georgia, by May 14.

Startup subscription service Bulu Box is expanding and opening up a second fulfillment center in Lincoln, NE, where it is headquartered.

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to expand a newly-opened 630,000-square-foot warehouse in Conklin, NY, eventually building it out to 930,000 square feet, the largest of its five domestic FCs.

JC Penney recently sold a 2 million-square-foot distribution center in Wauwatosa, WI for $31.25 million. The DC and call center operation will close down this summer.

Logistics giant Prologis plans to open a three-story, 590,000-square-foot distribution center in Seattle later this year, the first of its kind in the U.S. A three-story, 300-square-foot warehouse is also planned in Queens, NY to handle air cargo from nearby JFK International Airport.

A new 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Chippewa Falls, WI was sold by CBRE for $50.3 million.

Online clothing rental retailer Rent the Runway will open a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Road in Arlington, TX later this year.

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