Laird Superfood Opens New Customer Fulfillment Center in Sisters, Oregon
SISTERS, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 29, 2021--
Laird Superfood (NYSE American:LSF), creator of award-winning, plant-based superfood products, today announced a new customer fulfillment center in Sisters, Oregon. The new center is located next to the Company’s headquarters at 295 West Lundgren Mill Drive and will span 27,000 square feet. The facility will expand the companies best in class eCommerce platform as well as upgrade its logistics for serving its wholesale partners. Scheduled to open by October 1, 2021, the new facility will help support the Company’s thriving business.
Ahead of a busy Q4, the new expanded layout combined with enhanced IT tools enables optimization of the Company’s order picking process. This expansion will also benefit Laird Superfood’s need to meet the influx from upcoming promotions, new product introductions, and allows for more inventory to be held on site which makes fulfillment more nimble. As a result of the engineered layout, the Company expects to load and unload vehicles at a significantly improved velocity. The new center will also help keep full-time jobs local with competitive pay and benefits.
“Whenever the Company plans to grow, the community of Sisters is always top of mind. When we set out to build our headquarters, we chose a location that would impact the local economy in a positive way and make sure our company was mindful of its carbon footprint,” said Paul Hodge, co-founder and CEO of Laird Superfood. “We are beyond thrilled to continue to grow with the community, provide jobs, and keep up with our sustainability goals we set earlier this year.”
With a massive increase in Laird Superfood’s eCommerce business, the brand recognized the increased greenhouse gas emissions from orders going to its online customers. With this in mind, the Company recently set out to address its impact head on by starting a program to reduce the environmental impact of all eCommerce orders being shipped. Partnering with two industry leading companies, First Environment and Eden Projects, Laird Superfood is taking the steps to ensure that its “last-mile” is carbon neutral and addressing greenhouse gas emissions head-on.
For more information on Laird Superfood, please visit lairdsuperfood.com.
About Laird Superfood
Laird Superfood, Inc. creates award-winning, plant-based superfood products that are both delicious and functional. The Company’s products are designed to enhance your daily ritual and keep consumers fueled naturally throughout the day. The Company was co-founded in 2015 by the world’s most prolific big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. Laird Superfood’s offerings are environmentally conscientious, responsibly tested, and made with real ingredients. Shop all products online at lairdsuperfood.com and join the Laird Superfood community on social media for the latest news and daily doses of inspiration.
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KEYWORD: OREGON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA
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SOURCE: Laird Superfood, Inc.
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