Ecommerce Distribution Center Roundup

Amazon plans to open its second Oregon fulfillment center in Salem, a 1-million-square-foot facility which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced plans for a new FC in Troutdale, OR; it also operates a sortation center in Hillsboro, OR and a Prime Now hub in Portland, OR.

Amazon also plans to build a 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Randall, OH, on the site of a closed shopping mall, which will employ 2,000 full-time workers and utilize its robotics capabilities; no date was given for completion.

Kohl’s plans to open a fifth ecommerce fulfillment center in the third quarter of 2017, a 937,000-square-foot facility in Plainfield, IN. At the same time the company will open four small-format stores in Rhode Island, Ohio, New Jersey and California.

Amazon plans to build a 600,000-square-foot warehouse near the Stockton (CA) Metro Airport, where it plans to hire 1,000 workers; no date was given for when it would open. The company is also nearing completion of a 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center near Sacramento International Airport.

A developer has filed to build a 1 million-square-foot, $70 million distribution center in Macon, GA, with no named tenant.

Amazon plans to build an $85 million, 1 million-square-foot distribution center outside Charlotte, NC that will bring 600 full-time jobs to the area; no date was given for the projected opening.

Amazon plans to open a fulfillment center in Bristol, UK in 2018. This is in addition to four new facilities planned in 2017, which will bring the total up to 16 in the UK – Amazon’s third-largest market outside North America, with sales of $9.5 billion last year.

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to expand its soon-to-be-opened Conklin, NY distribution center by 37%. The 915,000-square-foot facility will employ 520 and service about 200 stores on the east coast when it opens in the first quarter of 2018.

Tractor Supply plans to build a 930,500-square-foot distribution center in Frankfort, NY. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 and will create 350+ full-time jobs over the next six years.

British online fashion retailer ASOS will spend $40 million on a second U.S. distribution center, this one in Atlanta, to support strong sales growth in what it hopes will become a major market according to Reuters.

A developer in Newport Beach, CA, is planning a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Richmond, VA; no tenant has been named, but the project will target ecommerce companies, 3PLs and industrial users.

Amazon has leased a 328,000-square-foot distribution center in Hanover, VA to serve as a package sorting facility. It will open in September and employ 300.

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