To meet growing demand for building products, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers will invest $1.7 billion to update its supply chain—with much of the expansion centered in the western U.S.
Over the past 18 months, Lowe’s opened more than a dozen facilities, including in Riverside, Ca.
Over the coming year and a half, the chain is expected to open 50 more cross-dock terminals, seven bulk distribution centers, and four e-commerce fulfillment centers. It recently inked deals for new distribution space in California, Arizona and Washington, among other states.
In October, Lowe’s opened a West Coast e-commerce fulfillment center in Mira Loma, Ca., said to improve two-day deliveries.
Lowe’s has leased 116,934-sq. ft. in a new industrial park in Gilbert, Az., to open a distribution and fulfillment center in early 2021.
It reportedly also agreed to lease 1.2 million sq. ft. at the Benaroya Pacific Northwest Regional Logistics Center in Winlock, Wa.