KeHE Distributors, Romeoville, Ill., expanded its refrigerated and frozen warehouse to keep pace with rapid growth in its fresh and frozen product categories. KeHE also implemented technology and infrastructure enhancements that will enable ongoing quality improvements in its distribution centers. Impacted distribution centers include Dallas Texas; St. Augustine Fla.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Romeoville, Ill.
“We are excited that our ability to 'make on trend easy' for our retailers is contributing to our growth and more importantly our valued retail customers’ growth," says Gene Carter, executive vice president of distribution. "The expansion of our national distribution infrastructure for our fresh category growth was anticipated, and while we are pleased with our progress in providing operationally excellent services, we are never satisfied with our results.”
KeHE's distribution center in Dallas will double the size of its freezer and cooler space. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., location will increase its frozen capacity to four times the current capacity and will double its cooler space. Finally, KeHE's distribution center in Romeoville Ill., will increase its non-ambient space by 30%, which allows KeHE to expand its bulk food product offering and begin shipping products from the Romeoville warehouse.
“KeHE will continue to prudently invest in infrastructure and technology that enable our teams across North America to deliver superior products and services,” says Brandon Barnholt, president and CEO. “These investments align KeHE’s facility infrastructure with the company’s rapid growth.”