Carter’s Inc., Atlanta — a manufacturer and retailer of branded infants’ and young children’s
apparel and accessories — has announced plans to relocate its Shelton, Conn.-based retail store and
financial operations to its headquarters, adding 200 jobs in Georgia in the process.
The new positions will be primarily in the retail merchandising and store operations,
finance, and information technology fields. The company is assessing its long-term space needs and
expects to finish the consolidation by the end of 2013.
“We have a long and successful history of doing business in Georgia,” said Michael D. Casey,
chairman and CEO, Carter’s. “We look forward to bringing our Connecticut-based operations to
Atlanta, which will strengthen our collaboration and ability to provide consumers with the best
value and experience in young children’s apparel.”
Carter’s was established in 1865, and its brands — which include Carters, OshKosh B’gosh,
Child of Mine, Just One You and Genuine Kids — are now sold at more than 600 company-owned retail
stores in the United States and Canada as well as at department stores and other retailers
The company has been active in Georgia since 1925 and currently employs approximately 1,200
people in the Atlanta area. In April 2012, Carter’s announced it would invest more than $50 million
over the next three years to build a one-million-square-foot multi-channel distribution center in
Braselton, Ga., to support its e-commerce, retail, and wholesale businesses, and create 250 jobs.
It recently opened the facility, and plans to employ more than 1,000 people there by 2015.
October 16, 2012