O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 2, 2014

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin MooreHere is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Trader Joe’s purchased a 76-acre brownfield site in Daytona Beach, FL to build a new $80 million, 800,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

Amazon is looking to fill more than 200 full-time positions at its 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center in Tracy, CA to meet growing customer demand, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Gap, Inc. plans to expand its distribution center in the Hudson Valley, adding up to 1,200 jobs over the next five years while investing $96 million into upgrading the facility, according to Fox Business.

Benjamin Moore plans to open a new distribution center in Oakland, CA, scheduled to open in early 2015, according to a company press release. It will eventually serve as the key distribution center for the company’s growing network of Asia Pacific retailers and distributors.

Mississippi-based upholstery manufacturer United Furniture is expanding operations in North Carolina and opening a factory and distribution center in a renovated 850,000-square-foot former textile plant, according to Furniture Today.

Chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli has acquired a new warehouse and distribution center in Carlisle, PA, according to Consumer Goods Technology. The new 400,000-square foot space will house a distribution center and eventually a Lindt USA retail factory store.

Hobby Lobby is building a new warehouse and distribution center in Oklahoma City to help address expected company growth over the next few years, according to the Oklahoman. The $88 million, 1.9 million square foot facility will take 18 months to finish.

Amazon opened a new 1 million square foot distribution center in Lakeland, FL, its first in the state, according to the Tampa Bay Times, and has shipped its first order from the facility.

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