KeHE Distributors announced that it will expand non-ambient warehouse space within its U.S. system to keep pace with rapid growth in its Fresh and Frozen product categories. In addition to this expansion, KeHE is implementing technology and infrastructure enhancements that will enable ongoing quality improvements in its distribution centers. Distribution centers impacted include: Dallas; 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," reported Gene Carter, KeHE's 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 President and CEO Brandon Barnholt added, “KeHE will continue to prudently invest in infrastructure and technology that enable our teams across North America to deliver superior products and services. These investments align KeHE’s facility infrastructure with the company’s rapid growth.”
KeHE's distribution center in Dallas will double the size of its freezer and cooler space. Ft. Lauderdale will increase its frozen capacity to four times the current capacity and will double its cooler space. Finally, KeHE's distribution center in Romeoville will increase its non-ambient space by 30 percent, which will allow KeHE to expand its bulk food product offering and begin shipping this rapidly growing category of products from the Romeoville warehouse.