Home Depot Opens New Fulfillment Center to Support Online Business
In a bid to get online orders to customers faster, Home Depot on Monday opened a new fulfillment center in Locust Grove, Ga. The 1 million-square-foot facility will open with 125 jobs, but will eventually increase that number to 300, the Atlanta-based retailer said. The company's move is part of fast-growing competition among retailers to deliver orders to consumers with more agility, often in two days or less. Online giant Amazon.com suggested in December it could push the industry even further in the next four years by using drones to deliver packages 30 minutes after a completed customer order.