Davenport, Iowa -- Department store retailer Von Maur said Thursday it has begun construction on an expansion of its e-commerce fulfillment center to support continued growth in its web presence.
Projected for completion in October 2012, the expansion will add an additional 73,000 sq. ft. to the company's current 46,000-sq.-ft. center in Davenport, Iowa.
The expansion, said the retailer, reflects the company's successful online business at vonmaur.com, which has seen triple-digit percentage sales increases every year since 2008. Having already outgrown its original 46,000-sq.-ft. facility built in 2010, the new 119,000-sq.-ft. center will further enable Von Maur to serve a nationwide online customer base and grow its presence beyond its established Midwestern roots.
"E-commerce will continue to be a key driver of growth, helping us further extend the one-of-a-kind Von Maur brand and offering to customers across the country," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur Department Store.
In addition to growing its online presence, Von Maur is expanding its national footprint with plans to add three new stores to its current 27 stores. A second Atlanta retail location is scheduled to open in fall 2012, and locations in Alabama and New York are scheduled to open in fall 2013.