Thursday, 25 February 2021

Gap Inc. to build new distribution center in Longview, Texas

Gap Inc. announced on Wednesday plans to open a new state-of-the-art “customer experience” center in Longview, Texas. The new 850,000-square-foot facility represents a $140 million investment and will help the apparel brand meet the rising demand for online shopping that has taken over the industry.

The facility will feature industry-leading technology that has been tested and optimized in other campuses across the Gap Inc. network. Once complete, the new facility will be able to process up to one million units per day.
Gap has been innovating its fulfillment network, which has resulted into highly automated, cross-channel centers, that utilize the most advanced fulfillment technology and robotics.

“As we look to deliver on our three-year strategy and double our online business, we needed to expand our fulfillment network to provide a great experience for our customers today and ensure we have the ability to grow in the future,” said Shawn Curran, chief operating officer, Gap Inc.

“We are thrilled to join the Longview community and look forward to developing a facility that will provide employment opportunities and job training to work alongside cutting-edge technology.”

The new campus is expected to create more than 500 full-time jobs in Longview by the end of 2023, which will grow to more than 1,000 full-time jobs over the next five years. Additionally, the company expects to create more than 1,000 part-time and seasonal jobs by 2026.

Construction will begin in April 2021 with plans to be fully operational by August 2022.

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