to Open Georgia Distribution Center leased a mechanized distribution
facility near the Atlanta airport that will allow the
company to reduce standard shipping times to customers in key markets in the

The Georgia facility is the fifth new distribution center to be
announced this year and means that by the 1999 holiday shopping season, will have more than 3.5 million square feet of space at seven
distribution centers nationwide.

The 800,000-square-foot Georgia facility will be the largest
distribution facility to date and will allow the retailer of books, videos
and music to increase the number products kept on hand for immediate shipment
to customers.

The facility will be leased by and is expected to begin operations
by the end of the third quarter of 1999. Terms of the lease were not

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