HarperCollins Consolidating Fulfillment in U.S.
U.S. HarperCollins president and CEO Brian Murray announced today that, “…we’re consolidating a lot of activities across the U.S. and Canada, so it’s more of a North American operation.”
The story at industry trade publication Quill and Quire states that,
“… employees at the Scarborough warehouse involved in picking, packing, and shipping will lose their jobs by the middle of 2015. HarperCollins Canada’s customer support staff, who also work out of the Scarborough distribution centre, are affected: Canadian customer service, credit, collection, IT, finance, and freight services will be handled by HarperCollins’ office in Moosic, Pennsylvania. Murray would not say how many people are employed at the warehouse, but sources familiar with the operation estimate that it currently employs between 100 and 150 people.”
The news is important to Canadian Christian retailers as the Scarborough warehouse distributes Zondervan, Thomas Nelson and HarperOne titles.
Read the full report at Quill and Quire.
Additional report at Publisher’s Weekly.