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Nike Opens Its Largest Distribution Center Worldwide In Tennessee

NIKE, Inc. today announced the opening of the new North America Logistics Campus – Memphis (NALC-Memphis), its largest distribution center worldwide. Located in Memphis, Tenn., this state-of-the-art, 2.8 million square foot facility holds all three product lines – footwear, apparel and equipment – under one roof and distributes Nike and Jordan Brand products to individual consumers, wholesale customers and Nike’s own retail channels.

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“Nike's focus on the consumer is relentless. We built NALC-Memphis to enhance our ability to provide our consumers what they want: premium Nike products delivered quickly and efficiently. When we deliver like this for our consumers, we grow and expand our business. Through successful partnerships with state and local government, we’ve built a premier logistics center that meets the increasing demands of our consumers and our wholesale customers,  while also ensuring that the facility meets our high standards for sustainability,” said Eric Sprunk, Chief Operating Officer at Nike. “By establishing NALC-Memphis, we’re setting a new standard for Nike.”

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“This facility was built to offer greater cost efficiencies, reduce shipping times and increase service capabilities for our consumers and retail partners," said Trish Young, VP of North America Supply Chain Operations. “We also followed LEED certification guidelines, and the operations have elevated the Nike Supply Chain in ways that impact our entire portfolio and strengthen our brand.”

The opening of NALC-Memphis is the latest touch point in Nike’s 30-year history in Memphis. The first distribution center was opened there in 1982 when Nike revenues stood at just under $700 million and yesterday the company announced it had surpassed $30 billion in revenue.

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • 2.8 million square foot building, or equal to 49 football fields

  • The facility operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week

  • 2 mile perimeter around the building

  • 33 miles of conveyor belt

  • 73 outbound doors

  • 96 receiving spurs 

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References to Nike’s heritage and history can be found throughout the facility.

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