Hundreds of thousands of beauty products will travel from bins to boxes to customers from a new distribution facility in Perryman, Maryland. As one of the nation’s leading sellers of makeup, cosmetics and skincare, Sephora was seeking a new space to expand its inventory and workforce. Following a lengthy acquisition process, involving support from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and Harford County, the company cut the ribbon to its new facility last week.
Sephora, which has operated in Harford County since 2005, has upgraded to a 650,000 square-foot facility which will be used to fulfill online orders and retail shipments. The facility will retain its 410 employees and plans to add an additional 200 full-time jobs by December 2017. DBED contributed a $1 million grant, which will be paid out according to performance benchmarks. Harford County government also contributed economic development services to streamline the acquisition process.
Sephora President and CEO Calvin McDonald lauded Maryland’s workforce as “winners.”
“We could never have produced this if not for so many teams and so many people working together … it’s the people that truly make it work,” McDonald said. Continue Reading…