February 13, 2018 / 8:41 PM / 7 months ago

BRIEF-J C Penney Says Will Close Milwaukee Distribution, Customer Care Center Beginning This Summer‍​

Feb 13 (Reuters) - J C Penney Company Inc:

* SAYS WILL BE CLOSING ITS MILWAUKEE DISTRIBUTION AND CUSTOMER CARE CENTER BEGINNING THIS SUMMER‍​

* SAYS SAYS ABOUT 670 ASSOCIATES ARE IMPACTED BY THE CLOSURE OF MILWAUKEE FACILITY‍​

* SAYS DISTRIBUTION CENTER PORTION OF MILWAUKEE FACILITY WILL CEASE OPERATIONS ON JULY 1, AND CUSTOMER CARE CENTER WILL CLOSE ON SEPT 1

* SAYS PLAN TO TRANSFER CUSTOMER CARE ACTIVITIES IN MILWAUKEE TO CO’S LENEXA CENTER

* SAYS SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK “OVERSIZED” RELATIVE TO NATIONAL STORE FOOTPRINT, CAN BE OPTIMIZED BY TRANSFERRING OPERATIONS TO FACILITIES IN LENEXA, COLUMBUS Further company coverage:

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