- Kristopher Fraser |
Trunk Club, whose parent company is Nordstrom Inc., will be closing their club fulfillment center on Goose Island in Chicago, which will affect 250 full-and-part time employees. The Goose Island facility will close in August 2017, and its operations will be integrated into Nordstrom's network of fulfillment and distribution centers.
“As Trunk Club has grown significantly over the past several years, we’re continuing to find opportunities to support that growth while also giving our customers the best experience possible,” said Brian Spaly, chief executive officer of Trunk Club, to WWD. “While our space at Goose Island has served us well, we realize we’re going to outgrow it soon. We decided this was the right time to integrate Trunk Club orders into the Nordstrom fulfillment network, which will allow us to share more of their inventory and better serve our customers with a wider mix of merchandise.”
Nordstrom said that it will help employees interested in staying with the company find roles at the Trunk Club Chicago clubhouse or at nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores.
Nordstrom currently has three fulfillment centers, one in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, one in San Bernardino, California, and one in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Cedar Rapids facility fulfills all orders from Trunk Club for Women, which launched last fall. Integrating the Trunk Club business into Nordstrom will take place at the end of 2016.
Trunk Club is headquartered in downtown Chicago, and serves customers both online and through its five clubhouses, in Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and New York. In 2014, Nordstrom acquired Trunk Club.