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Nordstrom Delays West Coast Fulfillment Center

Online sales may account for more than 20 percent of Nordstrom’s business, but the Seattle-based retailer is steering its e-commerce plan off course for now.

News came out late last year that Fresno and Visalia, two cities in central California, were in the running for a one-million-square-foot packaging and distribution center for Nordstrom.com purchases made on the West Coast.

But media reports Wednesday revealed that officials had notified Fresno’s economic development director, Larry Westerlund, and Visalia Mayor Steve Nelson to say that the company had decided to delay any decision to build a new DC until market conditions had improved.

Eric Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom, said the project was being postponed until 2020.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.