Thursday, January 17, 2013

Avon In the News: Avon to close distribution center in Pasadena

Avon to close distribution center in Pasadena

Avon Products, Inc. has made a tough decision, to close its distribution center in Pasadena. Per Kevin Smith, Staff Writer of, the company's new, oncoming CEO, Sheri McCoy said in a statement, that "the changes are needed to "stabilize the company and begin the process of returning Avon to sustainable growth."

At least 170 Avon employees will need to look for work. Although the change was announced Wednesday of this week, the completion will not take place until 2014. Avon plans to help its laid-off workers transition & find work elsewhere.

What does this mean for Avon Independent Sales Representatives?
Upon closing of the Pasadena distribution center, orders will be processed out of Zanesville, OH. According to the report, this also affects any orders that were processed out of Atlanta, GA, as well. (Atlanta orders are expected to transition to Zanesville, this summer; while Pasadena plans are out-looked towards 2014.

Will there be any delay in processing Avon orders?
Avon is working on those plans respectively & simultaneously. Avon has stated that is always their priority to service their representatives. This question has been well-taken into consideration.

Avon Representatives, you may have already received an email, phone call, or bulletin when you log into your Avon accounts. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to address your Avon Unit Sales Leaders, and/or District Managers. You can also contact Avon Customer Care. 

For more information on the Avon Pasadena closing, Read more:Avon to close distribution center in Pasadena - Whittier Daily News

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