Secaucus, N.J. The Children's Place Retail Stores announced that it plans to relocate its e-commerce business from its Secaucus, N.J. distribution center to the company’s Southeast distribution center in Fort Payne, Ala., in June 2009.
“Our e-commerce sales increased by approximately 60% this year on top of a 35% increase last year, and we have outgrown the available space in our Secaucus headquarters building,” said Mark Rose, senior VP and chief supply chain officer, The Children's Place. “By moving the e-commerce business to our Southeast distribution center, we expect to be able to fully automate our fulfillment operations and have ample room to expand in the future as the online business continues to grow.”
Approximately 350 positions at the Secaucus facility will be eliminated by the planned move.