“The new store and outlet will dramatically change the way our retail logistics operate – and there is no better place to make that happen than Hudson,” said Randy Finamore, Goodwill NNE President of Retail.
Hudson, NH (PRWEB) December 15, 2014
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England invites the community to the Grand Opening celebration of its new Hudson store, outlet and donation center on Wednesday, December 17 at 9:00am.
Celebration activities include a ribbon cutting ceremony, door prizes and weekend-long raffle. Customers will also have the opportunity to learn about Goodwill’s services in New Hampshire that help strengthen communities and get people back to work.
The new Hudson Retail Store, Buy the Pound Outlet and Donation Center is located at 9 Wason Road – just off Route 3A.
The 64,000+ square foot facility is made up of a 12,800 square foot Retail Store and 10,000 square foot Buy the Pound Outlet. The remaining 41,000+ square feet consists of a Donation Center with canopy, donation processing area, offices and logistics space.
The building features many energy efficient aspects, including an energy-efficient HVAC system, polished concrete floors (which eliminates the need for harsh chemical cleaners), mirror-enhanced skylights as well as indoor and outdoor LED lights to reduce electricity use.
The new Retail Store will feature a wide variety of donated goods – including clothing, jewelry, books, household items and furniture, as well as a limited selection of new items – including locally-sourced merchandise – to create a complete shopping experience.
The Buy the Pound Outlet features merchandise that did not sell in Goodwill’s traditional retail stores and will be rotated throughout the day, continually offering new options to customers. The outlet offers a flat pricing structure, depending on the pounds and type of merchandise purchased.
The opening of the Buy the Pound Outlet furthers Goodwill’s sustainability goals of maximizing the value of donations and diverting items from the waste stream. The Buy the Pound in Hudson is Goodwill NNE’s second Outlet – the first opened in Gorham, Maine in 2012.
“We are delighted to become part of the Hudson community,” said Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Goodwill’s retail stores generate revenue we invest in services that help New Hampshire citizens build stability in their lives through employment.”
“The new store and outlet will dramatically change the way our retail logistics operate – and there is no better place to make that happen than Hudson,” said Randy Finamore, Goodwill NNE President of Retail. Unsold merchandise from Goodwill NNE Retail Stores in New Hampshire and Vermont will be brought to Hudson, saving a variety of resources. Previously, unsold retail merchandise was transported to the Outlet in Gorham, Maine.
In Hudson, Goodwill will employ nearly 100 full and part time staff members. Store, Outlet and Attended Donation Center hours are Monday through Saturday 9 am – 9 pm and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has a 10-year goal of being instrumental in moving 10,000 households out of poverty in our territory of Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont.
We not only create training opportunities and jobs within Goodwill, our Workforce Services helps local businesses build their own workforce.
As an employer of nearly 2,000 people and a social service provider, we have a unique perspective that can help other employers find and keep reliable employees.
Recycled Cycles, a Goodwill NNE service in New Hampshire, is a partnership with the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition to create job training opportunities repairing and maintaining bicycles. Program participants also benefit through individualized training and mentoring. Recycled Cycles is focused on increasing community awareness about the health, environmental and cost benefits to transportational cycling.
Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services in Portland, Maine and Lewiston, Maine offers comprehensive brain injury services and treatment options for people with acquired brain injuries. At Goodwill Neurorehabilitation Services, comprehensive, community-based therapies are provided to assist individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical needs – so lives can get back on track after a brain injury.
Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic gifts. Please visit http://www.goodwillnne.org for more information.