Feb. 14, 2012
. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, announced that the company will relocate its ecommerce fulfillment operations from its headquarters in
, to the
Kansas City region
Zumiez will lease 153,000 sq. ft. at 9911 Woodend Road, located just 15 miles west of downtown
, creating 100 new jobs. The company cited its growing online business and the importance of increasing speed of product deliveries to online customers as rationale for the move. Zumiez assessed multiple cities across the U.S. before selecting the
"As a company, we continually evaluate opportunities to increase the speed of delivering products to our customers while also improving our costs. The move to
means that, across the continental U.S., our customers should receive their Zumiez order in three days or less," said
, Zumiez Chief Financial Officer.
"We have seen a strong trend of these types of facilities locating in the
region, which is ideal for ecommerce distribution due to our central location and low transportation costs," said
, president of the Kansas City Area Development Council.
Kansas City Area Development Council
, Kessinger/Hunter & Co., LC, the Kansas Department of Commerce, the Wyandotte Economic Development Council, the
City of Edwardsville
and Westar Energy, Inc., worked together to bring Zumiez to the
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About Zumiez Inc.
Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX. As of
January 28, 2012
, we operated 434 stores in
the United States
and 10 stores in
SOURCE Kansas City Area Development Council