Fashion News: The Gap Will Invest $140 Million on a New Online Distribution Center.

Gap Inc. announced in late February that they will invest $140 million on a distribution center in Longview Texas, with construction to start in April 2021. The 850,000 square foot facility will create a projected 500 full time jobs in Longview by 2023, and is expected to increase to 1,000 jobs over five years with plan to double online sales within two years.

The 850,00 square foot facility will be capable to process 1 million packages a day will start processing orders for Old Navy at first, and then will gradually service the other segments of the business, such as Banana Republic and Gap online orders as they close 30% of the Gap and Banana Republic brick & mortar stores.

Chief Operating Officer, Shawn Currin of Gap Inc said: “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.”

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