Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Radial Inc., an international e-commerce company based in Pennsylvania and Amazon’s biggest competitor, will invest $40 million to open a new fulfillment center in Locust Grove, Ga. The center is expected to create 344 full-time job opportunities and more than 1,000 seasonal opportunities, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Radial’s new fulfillment center will help support a nationally recognized health and beauty brand. The governor’s office did not identify the brand in the release. The company also has a fulfillment center in Buford, Ga., according to its website.

Cushman & Wakefield arranged the 760,608-square-foot lease on behalf of the landlord Scannell Properties with Radial. The new center is in Phase I of Gardner Logistics Park in Locust Grove in Henry County. Locust Grove is about 36 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

The building is located at 3150 Highway 42 and totals just over 1 million square feet with 251,299 square feet remaining, according to Cushman & Wakefield. Radial will join The Home Depot and Love’s Travel Stops’ new Southeast retread tire manufacturing facility at Gardner Logistics Park.

Radial, considered a major competitor of Amazon, is an omnichannel commerce technologies and operations company. Omnichannel technology is the seamless integration of several channels across different platforms to provide an easy customer experience for those shopping on a laptop or mobile phone or brick-and-mortar store.

Belgian postal service bpost bought Radial, the former eBay Enterprise fulfillment operator, for $820 million in 2017.

Radial currently handles online orders for e-commerce companies and retail chains such as Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Aéropostale Inc., PetSmart, Spanx, Designer Shoe Warehouse and Everlast, according to its website.

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