Scalable Washington and California Centers to Absorb Oregon Distribution
PORTLAND, Ore.--March 8, 2002--eVineyard, Inc. dba wine.com by eVineyard (www.wine.com) announced today that it will consolidate distribution from its Oregon licensed logistics center to its California and Washington centers effective March 21, 2002. The move optimizes operations for the leading national online wine retailer.
"We won our leadership position by paying careful attention to our business model, and we continue to keep our eye on the ball. By leveraging the scalability of our logistics centers, we are able to improve our operational costs, while continuing to offer our customers the same great wines and service," said Peter S. Ekman, president and CEO.
Residents of Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, formerly served by the Oregon logistics center, will be served by the Washington center. Consumers in Alaska, California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin will be served by the California logistics center.
"Our first commitment has always been to provide excellent customer service," said Brett E. Lauter, vice president and chief marketing officer. "Last year, we made a concentrated effort to improve the systems and processes at our logistics centers to be able to efficiently handle holiday season sales volumes. Thanks to these efforts, we can now leverage our resources."
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The premier online national wine retailer in the United States, wine.com by eVineyard (www.wine.com and www.evineyard.com) serves 50 states -- legally serving wine buyers in 27 states and selling gifts and accessories in 23 more. wine.com by eVineyard offers a selection of over 5,000 domestic and imported premium wines and has exceptional features such as online education, promotions and loyalty programs, sweepstakes events and wine clubs.