Gap is building a 850,000-square-foot “customer experience” center this spring in Longview, Texas, that will be well equipped to handle mass order volume and deliver products faster and more efficiently.
The warehouse comes as a direct response to growing eCommerce demand during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Gap’s new warehouse, which is expected to process up to a million orders a day, will heavily rely on robotics and automation — technologies that have previously been piloted by other retailers at distribution centers.
But despite the heavy reliance on automation and robotics, the development is expected to create more than 1000 full-time jobs in Longview over the next five years.
“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,” said Shawn Curran Gap;s chief operating officer Shawn.
Gap expects the center to be operational by August 2022 and plans to add six more distribution centers across North America.