Payless ShoeSource Announces Plans to Open Second Distribution Facility in the Western U.S.

Payless ShoeSource (Topeka, Kan.) announced that the company plans to open a second product replenishment facility in the western United States. The additional facility will supply merchandise to the company's stores west of the Rocky Mountains. The exact location of the additional facility is still being determined, but company officials expect it to open in summer 2007.

The public announcement reportedly comes after an analysis of the company's supply chain to identify opportunities to improve speed-to-market and to better support the company's merchandise positioning with its customers. By adding a second replenishment facility in the West, the company expects to improve customer satisfaction by shortening product delivery times to its stores.

Payless ShoeSource, Inc. is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere. As of the end of fiscal December 2005, the company operated a total of 4,615 stores.

Source: Payless ShoeSource

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