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The Home Depot opens three new distribution centres as e-commerce business grows

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The Home Depot has added three new direct fulfillment centers in an effort to support its growing online business.

Last week, the home improvement retailer opened its third and largest direct fulfillment center to serve its online business, which contributes 5 percent of the company’s total revenues.

The new 1.6 million-square-foot facility is located in Troy Township, Ohio, and is expected to employ 500 workers.

In 2014, the company opened direct fulfillment centers in Locust Grove, Georgia, and Perris, California.

“These new facilities enable the company to deliver 90 percent of Home Depot online orders of regionally stocked parcel items in two business days or less using economical ground delivery service,” according to the company.

In addition to the three direct fulfillment centers, the company is opening a technology center to enhance its information technology capabilities.

“These investments are advancing our interconnected retail strategy, which allows our customers to engage with Home Depot however they choose,” says Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. “We’re also pleased to contribute to the economic growth of these communities.”

Source : Renee Changnon - Hardware Retailing

28 September 2015

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