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Mondelēz International Opens Distribution Center In Sandston, VA

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Mondelēz International recently celebrated the grand opening of its new regional distribution center in Sandston, Virginia.

The grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included local employees, company leadership, local and state elected officials and other honored guests. The new distribution site is part of the company’s $122.5 million investment in its Henrico County operations, which was announced late last year, further expanding its long-standing business and supply chain footprint in Virginia.

The addition of this facility brings about 80 new jobs to the area and will serve as a distribution hub for many of Mondelēz International’s snacks. The site will play a role in reducing transportation miles needed to get its snacks to retail customers, supporting the North American supply chain transforming to deliver the company’s 2025 sustainability goals.

The facility will be operated by Kenco Logistics, which offers custom third-party logistics management solutions to businesses across North America.

“This new regional distribution center, which sits close to our Richmond biscuit bakery, will play an important role in delivering consumers’ best-loved snacks as part of the Mondelēz U.S. supply chain,” said Claudio Parrotta, SVP and chief supply chain officer, North America.

“We are proud to celebrate this grand opening, strengthening our commitment to Henrico County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, which have been so supportive of our business over the past five decades, as we continue to invest in strategic U.S. supply chain geographies important to our long-term growth and success.”

Mondelēz International leadership joined the regional distribution center’s employees, representatives from Kenco and community leaders at the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion.

“We are grateful to have been chosen to partner with Mondelēz International at this new facility,” said David Caines, COO for Kenco.

“We believe our integrated, customer-driven approach to distribution operations will help Mondelēz International continue its supply chain excellence across the U.S., including meeting the current and future needs of its customers and consumers.”

With the addition of the facility, the company has almost 1,000 employees supporting its operations in Virginia, working across manufacturing, distribution, logistics and sales.

“Mondelēz International has been making quality products in Henrico for nearly 50 years, bringing quality jobs and economic development to our county,” said Tyrone E. Nelson, Henrico County board of supervisors member.

“This new, additional facility enhances the company’s business operations in our county and represents another step forward in what we view as a long-term commitment both to Henrico and to Virginia.”

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