Albertsons, KeHE expand partnership

Albertsons, KeHE expand partnership

After ending its contract with UNFI early, Albertsons expands its relationship with KeHE.

KeHE Distributors has been selected by Albertsons Companies, Inc. as the primary distribution partner for natural and organic, specialty, and fresh products to its nationwide network of over 2,200 grocery stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The award significantly expands KeHE's existing business with the company, particularly in the western United States.

Mike Leone, KeHE's chief commercial officer said, "Our account team has delivered superior operational results and helped Albertsons Companies grow its business. This decision is an affirmation of that."

With KeHE's new distribution center in northern California and planned upgrades this year to its distribution centers in Portland, Ore., and Flower Mound, Texas, KeHE has the infrastructure and capacity to successfully manage the company's distribution requirements. The expanded partnership will have a positive impact on KeHE's other customers as well. As a result of the increased business volume, service levels will be enhanced across the entire U.S. distribution network, further solidifying KeHE as a major national distribution company.

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