CVS/pharmacy to develop Chemung, N.Y., distribution center


WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy plans to build a 750,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Southern New York that would support the inventory and fulfillment needs of about 350 CVS stores in the northeast.

The site, which is subject to final negotiations and approvals from state and local agencies, is located off White Wagon Road in Chemung, N.Y. It is expected to employ about 600 people after it becomes operational in 2011. 

The retailer expects to close on the 311-acre property before the end of the first quarter 2009 and to break ground in the spring. 

"Our proposed Chemung County site is an ideal location support our expanding distribution needs in the Northeast," stated Ron Link, SVP logistics at CVS/pharmacy. "We want to thank state and local officials for their cooperation and support during our site selection process. We look forward to receiving their final approvals, which will enable us to move forward with this project." 

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