SOURCE: Kenco Logistics Services, Inc.

June 30, 2008 11:55 ET

Kenco Logistic Services' Affiliate KAL-SERV Named Lead Logistics Provider for Mervyns in California; Will Manage One Million Square Feet

CHATTANOOGA, TN and HAYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Mervyns, (http://www.mervyns.com) major west coast family-oriented retailer, has selected KAL-SERV, Kenco Logistic Services' (http://www.kencogroup.com) sister company, to serve as a lead logistic provider (LLP), managing one million square feet of warehousing and distribution space.

KAL-SERV will oversee two operations located in Ontario and Fremont, CA. The Ontario facility is 600,000 square feet and KAL-SERV will manage 145 sub-contracted associates. The Fremont operation is a 400,000 square-foot distribution center where KAL-SERV will supervise 79 sub-contracted associates.

According to Enrique Vizoso, Vice President Operations over the account, "As Mervyns' LLP, KAL-SERV will manage the warehousing, receiving, shipping, breakpack (pick-to-light), value-added services, returns, and order processing through its partnership with subcontractors."

Mr. Vizoso explained that "The building functions as large, automated cross-dock operation. Most product travels directly from receiving to shipping by way of 6 miles of conveyor and a high-speed sortation system. About 1/3 of the product is diverted from inbound into a break pack (pick-to-light) where it can be distributed to stores in less than full case quantities. Less than 3% of the inbound volume is stored in inventory."

About Mervyns

Mervyns LLC, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a family-friendly promotional neighborhood department store offering trend-right fashions and home décor for the entire family at affordable prices. Mervyns has a well-earned reputation for its extensive selection of national and private-label fashions and housewares. Community giving has been a cornerstone of the company's business since 1949, with a focus on improving the lives of children and families by giving back to its communities by way of volunteerism and through its award-winning ChildSpree® program. Mervyns has more than 175 locations in seven states. For more information, go to www.mervyns.com.

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