Foot Locker opens new U.S. distribution center in Reno
Spanning 465,000 square feet, the more than $40 million investment facility will up Foot Locker’s U.S. distribution capabilities, with the unit handling more than 20 million units and serving over 300 stores on the west coast. The facility will also create greater cost efficiency and cut shipping times within the region by more than 50 percent.
The new distribution center will be Foot Locker’s second largest in the United States and will service stores – Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, and Champs Sports – on the West Coast, as well as digital and website properties.
It will create approximately 200 full-time jobs, and integrates sustainable elements, including reclaimed water, LED lighting, recycled materials, and reflective ceilings, the company added.
“The opening of this new distribution center is an important milestone moment for Foot Locker,” said Mary Dillon, president and chief executive officer, 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.”
Foot Locker today boasts some 2,800 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as selling via its dedicated websites and mobile apps.