Retail Business Services, a Salisbury, N.C.-based subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA, Carlisle, Pa., announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot fresh packaged meat facility in Rhode Island. The $100 million facility is expected to employ about 700 people and open in late 2019.

"At Retail Business Services, we're always seeking innovative solutions that enable the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA to provide fresh, quality products to their customers. With this facility, we're excited to enhance supply chain operations, as well as create hundreds of new jobs in Rhode Island," says Roger Wheeler, president of Retail Business Services.