By Keith Larsen, News Source @SouthFloridaBusinessJournal
The popular online home goods retailer Wayfair plans to open a distribution center in Pompano Beach and create 100 new jobs across the state of Florida. The Govenor’s Office announced on Tuesday that Boston-based Wayfair will open three new distribution facilities in Tampa, Orlando and Pompano Beach, which the company said will allow it to expand delivery to millions of customers from these locations. The company is looking to hire people across the state and the new jobs include positions in management, warehouse, concierge and customer service functions, according to the governor’s office. The distribution facility in Pompano Beach will total 47,320 square-feet.
A spokeswoman for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said no financial incentives were given to Wayfair. “The expansion of our operations in Tampa, Orlando and Miami will ensure that we continue to provide exceptional service every step of the way as we transform the shopping experience for home all the way through to delivery,” said James Savarese, chief operating officer of Wayfair. “We are pleased to open three new state-of-the-art facilities in Florida and contribute to the creation of new job opportunities across the state.” Wayfair was founded in 2002 and has grown rapidly over the past few years selling a wide variety of furniture and household goods. For the first three quarters of 2017, the company reported total revenues of $3.28 billion, which is up from $2.4 billion in the same period in 2016. As of midday Tuesday, its stock was trading at $73.47. It has risen sharply this year over talks that the company may be acquired by Walmart.