LA & SF Specialty opens new produce distribution facility
The new distribution facility will allow LA & SF Specialty to increase capacity for handling an expansive product line of over 7,500 items.
LA & SF Specialty, Los Angeles, opened a 255,000-square-foot distribution facility in Hayward, Calif. LA & SF Specialty plans to move all inventory and operations from the current facility in Union City, Calif., to the new facility by May 1.
The new distribution facility will allow LA & SF Specialty to better serve its Northern California customers by increasing capacity for handling an expansive product line of over 7,500 items. Products include a full line of fresh produce, three lines of liquid dairy, including Straus Organic and Clover Sonoma GMO-free, eggs, cheeses and local and artisanal specialty cheeses, salami and charcuterie and more.
“As our customer base and product line has grown over the last few years, thanks to the incredible hard work, dedication and expertise of our unbelievable operations and transportation teams, we were able to utilize our systems and processes to maximize our space and operations as efficiently as possible,” says Chris Charlesworth, director. “But, our continued growth and anticipated growth dictated the move to a larger facility with substantially more dock doors to increase receiving and loading efficiencies in addition to more cooler space.”