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Chewy Cuts the Ribbon on KC Fulfillment Center

by Mary Rooney | Sep 07, 2021


On August 11, Chewy, Inc., a pet supply company, cut the ribbon on its new 800,000-sq.-ft. eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri. The online retailer of pet food and pet-related products says the investment will create more than 1,600 new jobs in the region.

“Congratulations to Chewy, Inc. on its expansion,” Governor Mike Parson said. “The 1,600 new job opportunities this company is bringing to our state will benefit Missourians in the Kansas City region for generations to come. This facility represents one of Chewy’s largest fulfillment centers in the company’s network, and we are proud to welcome them to our state.”

“We are thrilled to open our first fulfillment center in Missouri and incredibly thankful for the partnership we received from the State of Missouri, City of Belton, Missouri Partnership, and Northpoint Development,” said Pete Krillies, Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities and Procurement at Chewy. “As new members of this community, we look forward to growing our Chewy team and our investment of 1,200 new jobs in this region.”

Chewy’s new facility is one of the largest fulfillment centers in its network, by square footage. Founded in 2011, Chewy operates out of more than 15 locations, including 6.1 million sq. ft. of fulfillment, across the U.S. The online retail platform offers pet products from more than 2,000 brands.

“It was a great day when Chewy, Inc., selected the city of Belton for its Missouri eCommerce fulfillment center,” said Belton Mayor Norman Larkey Sr. “Today’s formal opening was an even better day – for our residents who now have the opportunity to work for a strong, pet industry leader in a variety of quality jobs; and for the city, as a whole, as we reap the benefit of this investment in our community.”

“This is the perfect time to welcome Chewy, Inc.’s eCommerce fulfillment center to the KC region,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “The KC Heartland is the crossroads of North America, and offers a strong advantage for eCommerce operations.”

About Chewy, Inc.

Our mission is to be the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents everywhere. We believe that we are the preeminent online source for pet products, supplies and prescriptions as a result of our broad selection of high-quality products, which we offer at competitive prices and deliver with an exceptional level of care and a personal touch. We continually develop innovative ways for our customers to engage with us, and partner with more than 2,000 of the best and most trusted brands in the pet industry, to bring a high-bar, customer-centric experience to our customers.

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