Shoe retailer Footstar Inc has agreed to sell its distribution centre in Mira Loma, California for about $20 million.

It will also outsource certain warehousing and distribution operations as it focuses on its Meldisco retail business.

The Mira Loma facility will be acquired by Alere Property Group LLC which will, in turn, lease the land and buildings to FMI International LLC, a third-party provider of logistics services to the fashion, footwear and retail industries.

FMI will purchase the materials handling equipment in the Mira Loma facility, and provide warehousing and distribution services to Footstar's Meldisco division under an eight-year agreement.

Footstar, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, also sold all its Footaction and Just For Feet retail stores earlier this year.

The Mira Loma transaction is subject to Bankruptcy Court approval.