Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Distribution Facility Expansion, Consolidation & Technology Upgrade (Notes)

Distribution Facility Expansion, Consolidation & Technology Upgrade (Notes)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 30, 2016
Distribution Facility Expansion [Abstract]  
Property, Plant and Equipment, Schedule of Significant Acquisitions and Disposals [Table Text Block]
 Distribution Facility Expansion, Consolidation & Technology Upgrade
During fiscal 2014, the Company began a significant operational expansion initiative with respect to overall warehousing capacity and new equipment and system technology upgrades at our Bowling Green, Kentucky distribution facility. During the first quarter of fiscal 2015 the new building was substantially completed and the Company expanded our 262,000 square foot facility to an approximately 600,000 square foot facility. Subsequently, during the second quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company finished the building expansion and moved out of its expired leased satellite warehouse space. The updated facilities and technology upgrade will include a new high-speed parcel shipping and item sortation system coupled with a new warehouse management system to support our increased level of shipments and units and a new call center facility to better serve our customers. The new sortation and warehouse management systems are expected to be phased into production through the first half of fiscal 2016. The total cost of the physical building expansion, new sortation equipment and call center facility was approximately $25 million and was financed with our expanded PNC revolving line of credit and a $15 million PNC term loan.
As a result of our distribution facility expansion, consolidation and technology upgrade initiative, the Company incurred approximately $1,347,000 in incremental expenses during fiscal 2015, relating primarily to increased labor, inventory and other warehousing transportation costs, training costs and increased equipment rental costs associated with: the move into the new expanded warehouse building, the move out of previously leased warehouse space and the preparation of our expanded facility for the new high-speed parcel shipping and item sortation system and upgraded warehouse management system.