Variety Wholesalers, Inc., a retail store chain, will establish its second major distribution center in the Newnan area, creating 320 jobs and investing approximately $10.5 million in Coweta County, Georgia.
The distribution center will support Variety Wholesalers stores as the company expands its presence in the southeastern, midwestern and south central United States. The newly created jobs will include positions in management, operations, transportation and logistics. Georgia Quick Start will provide customized training for new distribution center employees.
“We are very excited about opening this distribution center in Newnan, our first outside of North Carolina,” said Wilson Sawyer, COO of Variety Wholesalers. “The reception from the local, state and ports officials has been outstanding. We have enjoyed many years doing business in the state of Georgia, as we currently operate 48 of our 360 stores in Georgia with a new store opening in Newnan.”
Variety Wholesalers offers merchandise including apparel, shoes and accessories for the family, as well as home décor and furniture. The new distribution center will be located on Herring Road.
“Georgia’s business climate and transportation infrastructure continue to attract major businesses such as Variety Wholesalers to the state,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Variety Wholesalers’ decision to expand to Coweta County speaks to Georgia’s growing commercial infrastructure, demonstrates the significant investment opportunities offered by our ports and will further establish our state as an industrial magnet.”
“This project would not have been possible without the strong support of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power, and our local economic development team led by Development Authority President Greg Wright,” said Coweta County Development Authority Chairman Terry Daviston. “We are grateful to have Variety Wholesalers in Coweta County, and we look forward to working with them as they grow in our community.”
“Georgia’s presence as a global logistics hub has and will continue to attract business, generating quality jobs and investment opportunities across the state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are proud of the partnerships that led to Variety Wholesalers’ decision to expand in Georgia, and we look forward to working with the Coweta County Development Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority to support the company’s continued growth.”