KeHE Distributors (KeHE), one of the largest natural and organic, specialty, and fresh distributors in North America, unveiled its newest and largest distribution center on October 5 in Dallas, Texas. The new center will add a variety of job opportunities and economic growth to the greater Dallas area.
This distribution center opens as KeHE continues to rapidly grow and expand with new and improved facilities across North America. It will provide ample job and growth opportunities for the community and for KeHE. The space will be nearly 1 million square feet in total – KeHE’s largest facility to date. Additionally, the new distribution center allows more dedicated support for the company’s ever-growing list of retailer and supplier partners.
“KeHE is ecstatic to continue serving its partners and helping the communities in which we do business,” Era Vaughn, vice president of operations at KeHE, said in the announcement. “Dallas is the perfect location for this facility due to its prime location that will allow us to expand upon existing as well as new clients. Additionally, the size and technology improvement in this distribution center will allow us to provide an expanded assortment of items and improved level of service that our retailers expect and deserve.”
As KeHE continues to expand and drive innovation, this newest distribution center has enhanced its technology to improve service levels to its partners. For instance, new technology advancements include a 210,000-square-foot freezer with a climate-controlled ice cream room, robotics and automation to improve accuracy when selecting, and improved batch pick to reduce emissions and energy demand.
The opening of the new center and the new job positions will allow for further allocation of different responsibilities across distribution centers resulting in a maximized overall experience for the company’s partners.