// Gymshark to open 3 new warehouses in the US this year as part of North America expansion plans
// The first warehouse will open in Riatlo, California next month
// Gymshark forecasts high double-digit growth in the US over the next few years
Gymshark has announced plans to open its first US distribution centre in California as part of its wider expansion plans for North America.
The online activewear retailer, based in the UK, has plans to open a total of three distribution centres in the US this year, with the first opening in Rialto, California, next month.
Developed in partnership with e-commerce solutions provider Radial, the new distribution centre will build on Gymshark’s existing North American operations in Mississauga, Canada.
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The next two distribution centres are slated to open along the east coast later this year.
The warehouse expansion comes as Gymshark forecasts high double-digit growth in the US over the next few years.
The new fulfillment sites will allow the online retailer to reach most US customers within three days and will also improve the return process.
At its new Rialto fulfilment centre, Gymshark said it would leverage Radial Order Management and transportation services, in order to drive inventory optimisation and returns processing, as well as customer data and analytics.
“Gymshark’s top priority is our customer and ensuring that they have an exceptional experience from their first visit to our site,” Gymshark North America general manager Henry Spear said.
“In order to deliver on this customer proposition and support our tremendous growth in the US, we looked to expand our distribution network in order to bring speed and ease to each order.
“In selecting a partner, Radial’s commitment to excellence and people-focused culture aligned closely with Gymshark’s values, making them a natural choice.”