Online retailer Gilt Groupe opens new DC in Kentucky
New York City Online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe announced that it has opened a distribution center in Shepherdsville, Ky.
“This move to Louisville gives us an opportunity to introduce new technology and material handling infrastructure to improve our customer service,” said Christopher Halkyard, VP operations, Gilt Groupe. “Use of robotics, conveyor systems and mechanical sortation equipment will assist us as we convert to a best in class fulfillment operation. We are confident we will find an employee base of talented men and women.”
Gilt Groupe has hired Quiet Logistics as its fulfillment company for this center. Quiet’s responsibilities include the hiring and management of the warehouse staff.
Sears.com gets what’s ‘NEXT’ in fashion
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears.com announced that it has become the exclusive retailer of NEXT, a popular U.K. fashion retailer, NEXT, the U.K.’s popular fashion retailer that offers beautifully designed and high-quality apparel, shoes and accessories.
"Customers who shop our millions of offerings online, including NEXT apparel, will be able to take advantage of our online shopping experience that is truly focused on the customer and providing them with choice," said Imran Jooma, president e-commerce at Sears Holdings. "At Sears.com, we are always looking to expand and evolve our customer experience while also delivering popular items and on-trend fashions to customers. NEXT gives customers both style and affordability, so they don’t have to choose between the two."
Office Depot launches [email protected] furniture line
BOCA RATON , Fla. – Office Depot announced that it is partnering with Thomasville, one of the nation’s leading furniture brands, to launch its new and exclusive [email protected] Collection. The collection is available online at www.officedepot.com/thomasville and in select Office Depot retail stores.
The line includes two collections — vintage and trek — featuring desks, hutches, filing cabinets, bookcases and storage solutions. Products range in price from $119.99 to $499.99.
“With the challenging economic environment, and more and more people working from home, it’s critical to offer a functional, quality and affordable furniture option, and that’s exactly what Office Depot is doing,” said Lee Pell, SVP merchandising for Office Depot. “Joining with Thomasville has allowed us to offer high-quality furniture pieces at a sensible cost.”