Bed Bath & Beyond has been slow to completely embrace e-commerce, and that left room for upstarts such as Wayfair, Hayneedle and Overstock to grow to be go-to destinations for online house goods purchases. Now, it is attempting to play catch-up: It has expanded its online assortment to consist of a wider selection of things such as mattresses and patio furnishings. The company is also constructing far more distribution centers to make it simpler to ship things to consumers and is investing in on the internet analytics that could assist it greater target shoppers. Meanwhile, it is shifting marketing efforts to digital formats such as e-mail and social media.
announced that it is expanding its operations in Monroe, Ohio, with a 994,000-square-foot fulfillment center to continue to position itself for extended-term, strategic growth. The new facility, Hayneedle's third general and second in Monroe, will bring more than one hundred new jobs to the region and boost the company's national fulfillment footprint to a lot more than two million square feet. This expansion is not only a testament to the company's commitment to the city and state of Ohio, but also to Hayneedle's multi-year program to meet expanding demand, sustain higher levels of service to its buyers, and assistance the accomplishment of its personal item lines. The new facility is located just 5 miles from Hayneedle's current 721,000-square-foot Monroe facility, which will allow the company to continue its high level of buyer service. The hiring of associates at all talent and knowledge levels starts instantly the new facility will open and acquire its first shipment in June 2017.