Several sprawling distribution centers have been built, or are under construction, to ship directly to consumers.
ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. plans to shut down its 96,000-square-foot distribution facility in Indianapolis, eliminating 110 jobs by the end of October, the company said late last week.
As consumers, our need for instant gratification has never been greater, as evidenced by the rise of e-commerce. Shopping online and receiving an order that same day or the next is replacing the expectations of old, when we received our orders in a week or so.
Penguin Random House LLC, the world’s largest consumer book publisher, plans to consolidate much of its U.S. distribution operations in Crawfordsville, the company announced Wednesday morning.
The feds said last week that they were examining two worker deaths at warehouses operated by the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon has nearly 100 warehouses worldwide, including several in Indiana.
Beauty products maker Ulta Inc. plans to open a fulfillment and distribution center in Greenwood that will employ as many as 537 people by 2018, the Bolingbrook, Ill.-based company announced Thursday afternoon.
ConAgra Foods Inc. is expanding logistics operations in central Indiana by moving a distribution center in Lebanon to a new and bigger facility it plans to build in nearby Frankfort. The move is expected to create 76 jobs.
Sysco, with annual revenue of about $44 billion, is the top operator in the U.S. food distribution business. Adding No. 2 US Foods would create a corporation in charge of at least a quarter of the North American market.
Indiana’s largest beer distributor is mounting the latest legal challenge to the state’s arcane, Prohibition-era liquor laws. Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co. Inc. is suing state officials, arguing the company should be able to also supply liquor to bars, restaurants and retail outlets.
The acquisition of the 450,000-square-foot distribution center is another sign of the improved health of the Indianapolis area’s industrial market.