Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to open a second product replenishment facility in the western US.

The facility will supply stores located west of the Rocky Mountains, with its exact location still being determined. The estimated opening date for the additional unit is summer 2007.

It will be the Payless ShoeSource's second replenishment facility in the west, adding to the Topeka distribution centre, which is expected to replenish all remaining North American stores east of the Rocky Mountains when the new facility is built.

The new plant will shorten product delivery times to its stores and support future growth, the company said in a statement.