Nine West closing distribution center; 102 to lose jobs

Nine West Holdings Inc., the owner of Nine West and other apparel retailers that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, is closing a distribution center in West Deptford, according to a federal WARN notice. The closure could cost more than 100 people their jobs.

New York-based Nine West Holdings plans to sell the Nine West shoe brand and other assets to Authentic Brands Group, resulting in its exiting the footwear and handbag businesses.

The reorganization and sale will result in store closures as well as the shuttering of the distribution center.

The WARN notice said 102 employees face layoffs at the 1250 Forest Parkway facility due to the termination of operations, including warehouse supervisors, associates and equipment operators.

Nine West did not immediately return an email requesting comment.

WARN notices normally cover mass layoffs or facility closings as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1989.