Journeys Group Expanding Tennessee Distribution Operations

The footwear and accessories retailer will invest $32M and create 72 new jobs as it expands in Lebanon, TN.

Journeys Group will expand its distribution operations in Lebanon, TN. The footwear and accessories retailer will invest $35 million and create 72 new jobs in Wilson County.

Lebanon Tennessee Journeys
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“The great workforce at our Lebanon distribution center has been a key contributor to Journeys’ success over the past 15 years,” said James C. Estepa, president and chief executive officer of Journeys Group, a division of Genesco Inc. “We are excited about the Lebanon distribution center expansion to support continuing growth at Journeys. We are proud to be part of the Wilson County community, and appreciate the tremendous support of state and local officials in making this expansion a reality.”

Journeys, which is a division of Nashville-based Genesco Inc. and operates more than 1,300 specialty retail stores in the United States, Canada, U.K., Republic of Ireland and Germany, will add 207,000 square feet to its current 320,000-square-foot distribution facility in Lebanon. With this expansion, the company plans to add new equipment to better serve its retail and online customers. Construction of the additional square footage is set to begin by the end of the year.

“There are over 263,400 Tennesseans employed in the transportation, distribution and logistics sector and it is welcomed news when a company like Journeys, with its long history in our state, chooses to bring even more jobs to this growing sector and Team Tennessee,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd.

“We realize that a company of this magnitude has multiple opportunities and alternatives to grow both its market share and service facilities,” said Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead. “We believe that today’s announcement further confirms that businesses of this stature cannot only locate in this community but also find a supportive and business friendly environment that allows for the company’s growth.”

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