On September 27, 2017, Stage Stores announced a plan to increase the overall efficiency of its distribution network. By the end of the 2017 fiscal year, the company will close its South Hill, Virginia distribution center. Stage Stores operates three other distribution centers in Ohio, Texas and Nebraska. The operations from the Virginia facility will be transferred to the other three.
Employees impacted by the closure will be offered separation benefits, including career counseling, outplacement service, and severance. In a state, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michal Glazer, thanks the South Hill workers for their dedication to Stage Stores. As of today, the company operates in 42 states. They have 792 Goody’s, Bealls, Palais Royal, Stage and Peebles stores in their portfolio. The company also operates 58 Gordmans off-price stores.