New York City — Foot Locker, Inc., a New York-based specialty athletic retailer, has opened a new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Reno, Nev. The more than $40 million, 465,000-square-foot facility will enhance Foot Locker’s distribution capabilities by 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%.
As part of Foot Locker’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy, the facility also integrates sustainable elements, including reclaimed water, LED lighting, recycled materials and reflective ceilings.
“The opening of this new distribution center is an important milestone moment for Foot Locker,” says 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.”
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.
“We have designed this facility from the ground up with the latest technology,” says Todd Greener, senior vice president, global supply chain, Foot Locker, Inc. “This will allow us to respond to the ever-changing needs of our customers while strengthening our larger supply chain network.”
Foot Locker, Inc. operates approximately 2,800 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Foot Locker, Inc. has its corporate headquarters in New York. For more information, visit www.footlocker-inc.
SOURCE: Foot Locker, Inc.