Phoenix — The $50 million facility is the result of PetSmart’s growth and increased demands on its supply chain.
Phoenix — PetSmart has opened a new distribution center (DC) in Berks County, Pa. This DC brings an estimated 500 jobs to Berks County by the end of 2016. The 870,000-square-foot facility will serve 25% of PetSmart’s stores in 11 states, handling and delivering consumables, hard goods and fish to 170 PetSmart stores in 2014 and more than 260 stores by 2015.
The $50 million facility is the result of PetSmart’s growth and increased demands on its supply chain. Within proximity of more high volume stores, the new build-to-suit DC will provide transportation savings and enable a significant percentage of PetSmart’s more than 1,240 stores to be serviced from this location.
“We are excited for PetSmart to become a part of the local Bethel community,” says PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt. “PetSmart operates 55 stores and employs more than 2,000 people throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the opening of this new facility is a continuation of our commitment to growing in this area of the country.”
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer with more than 1,333 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.