Saks to Open New Distribution Center in Tennessee

Luxury retailer Saks today announced it will expand its distribution and fulfillment capacity, adding a new facility in Lavergne, TN, by August.

The new 564,000-sq.-ft. distribution and fulfillment center – formerly used by Borders — will be located in Rutherford County, about 20 miles from Nashville. The new state-of-the-art facility will be equipped with a sophisticated mobile-robotic fulfillment system that has been successfully used in the company’s Maryland facility. Company officials said the new distribution and fulfillment center will employ at least 250 full-time associates.

Hiring for the new Saks facility is scheduled to begin in April.

Saks currently operates a leased 471,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Aberdeen, MD, and a leased 120,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Ontario, CA. Those two facilities will continue to be operational, company officials said.

Saks operates 46 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 60 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores, and