Macy’s announces plans to open a new fulfillment center in China Grove, North Carolina in 2024 to meet the growing demands of its omnichannel business. The 1.4 million-square-foot facility, with automated direct-to-consumer fulfillment capacity, will employ nearly 2,800 workers when fully operational. Macy’s will invest approximately $584 million in this project.
“This state-of-the-art facility is a significant milestone for Macy’s, Inc. as we invest in strengthening our omnichannel ecosystem. It will support growth of our business as a leading omnichannel retailer,” said Dennis Mullahy, Macy’s, Inc. chief supply chain officer. “We are delighted to become a member of the China Grove community and look forward to partnering with local and state officials to bring jobs and drive opportunity for local residents.”
When fully operational, the China Grove Fulfillment Center will account for nearly 30% of Macy’s, Inc.’s digital supply chain capacity and serve customers nationwide.
“We are delighted to welcome Macy’s and its state-of-the-art facility to North Carolina,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “When you combine our robust transportation network with our skilled workforce and great quality of life, economic development wins like these will continue to be celebrated statewide.”
As previously announced, Macy’s, Inc. plans to expand operations from its current Houston, TX distribution center into a modern, new facility in Tomball, TX as part of the Polaris strategy.
The nearly one-million-square-foot distribution facility, located at 14000 Boudreaux Road, will be established in a new industrial development alongside Lovett Industrial and Clarion Partners. The new facility will be completed in mid-2023 and will continue to support stores in the region as well as provide online fulfillment during peak season for furniture, bedding and toys with opportunities.
Additionally, Macy’s, Inc. has recently invested in automated technology in the existing Portland, TN and Martinsburg, WV distribution centers to increase speed and capacity to support the growth of the retailer’s digital business.
I have over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.