Columbus, OH – Huckberry, Inc., an independent online retailer and magazine for men’s apparel, gear and travel, today announced plans to locate a new fulfillment and logistics operation in Columbus. The company is expanding in an effort to centralize its warehouse operations, as well as finance/accounting and customer experience/fraud departments. Huckberry plans to invest $240,000 towards training and machinery and equipment, and plans to add 158 jobs beginning in third quarter 2016. Huckberry’s new building, which is located near the Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, is the company’s first expansion outside of its headquarters in San Francisco’s Design District.
Launched in 2011, Huckberry offers versatile apparel that blends performance and fashion. Each week Huckberry offers its customers a carefully curated selection of products and experiences gathered from urban and outdoor lifestyle brands.
“We are pleased to welcome Huckberry into Columbus, adding to the roster of Columbus Region companies driving growth and innovation in retail and e-commerce,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Columbus is home to a growing number of young and rising retail brands and we’re excited to add Huckberry to that list.”
“We couldn’t be any more excited for Huckberry’s future in Columbus,” said Richard Greiner, co-founder of Huckberry. “I grew up in Solon, Ohio, so I know firsthand that Columbus is one of the leading retail markets in the country. Columbus is also in a prime location for distribution to much of our audience, which combined with its experienced and vibrant work force, made this decision a no brainer for us.” He further added, “We already have strong relationships with top retailers and key suppliers, and many of them provided counsel during our location decision and encouraged us to look at Columbus. And yes, we’re hiring!”
About Huckberry, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Huckberry is a specialty retailer that blends content and commerce, having recently collaborated with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on a travel guide and exclusive Wilco merchandise. Each week Huckberry offers its customers a carefully curated selection of products and experiences along with its diverse roster of in-house brands, which include American-made brands Flint & Tinder and Myles.