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LIÈGE, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a global lifestyle and performance footwear company, announces the completion of the 4th phase of an expansion to its European Distribution Center (EDC) in Belgium by an additional 26,500-square-meters to a total size of approximately 98,500-square-meters, making it the largest company-operated DC in southern Belgium.

“To meet the increased demand, we are investing in our infrastructure, including improved efficiencies in our European Distribution Center, which allowed us to achieve a record 3 million pairs shipped in a month during February and 8.1 million pairs for the first quarter of 2016,” began David Weinberg, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of SKECHERS. “With the completion of our European Distribution Center expansion and with the automation to be fully completed later this year, we expect to be even more efficient in our largest market outside of the United States and prepared for continued growth in Europe.”

In April, SKECHERS reported its highest first quarter net sales in the Company’s history of $978.8 million which was primarily the result of a 47.1 percent increase in our international wholesale business over the first quarter 2015. Demand for the SKECHERS brand is at an all-time high across nearly every region where the Company distributes its product and Europe in…