Dillard’s to open Internet distribution center
Maumelle, Ark. -- Dillard’s announced it will locate an Internet fulfillment center in Maumelle, Ark., to support the continuing growth of its online business. The company has signed an agreement to purchase the former Target distribution facility and will create over 300 new jobs in the Central Arkansas area.
The new center will utilize the latest in fulfillment and distribution technology, including the highly advanced use of robotics combined with improvements in ergonomics, noise reduction and safety. The environmentally friendly features of the new facility include less power consumption due to reduced conveyor usage, as well as advanced, energy-efficient lighting systems.
Dillard’s expects the Maumelle Internet fulfillment center to be fully operational in late 2012. The retailer currently operates six distribution centers, including one in Mabelvale, Ark., and an Internet fulfillment center in Nashville, Tenn.