Providence, Rhode Island-based UNFI is building a new distribution center at 1025 Locust Point Road in Manchester, Pennsylvania.
The 1.3-million-square-foot property will help the company continue to serve its growing customer base in the region. The temperature-controlled facility is under construction and expected to be finished over the next 15 months.
This new facility will be additive to the company’s portfolio of distribution centers in Pennsylvania and, once complete, will provide UNFI with increased network capacity, improved capability to more efficiently deliver its comprehensive product and services offering, and support continued customer growth in the mid-Atlantic region.
The addition of the Manchester distribution center is also an investment in its employees, as the facility will offer an enhanced experience highlighted by a lifestyle center aimed at improving retention and overall employee engagement.
“Our York facility, located less than 15 minutes away, has felt the impact of both new and existing customer growth we’ve experienced in this region over the last 12-18 months,” said Erin Horvath, COO.
“Leasing this facility allows us to best utilize our capital and manage company resources all while delivering on our transformation program, to enhance our distribution network by enabling our multi-echelon re-distribution strategy to effectively support our customer growth. Similar to several other UNFI facilities, this new distribution center will implement technology and automation solutions designed to enable greater network capacity, scalability and profitability.”
UNFI is a grocery wholesaler that provides a variety of fresh, branded and owned brand products to more than 30,000 locations throughout North America, including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, e-commerce providers and food service customers.
The distributor also provides a range of value-added services and segmented marketing expertise, including proprietary technology, data, market insights and shelf management to help customers and suppliers build their businesses and brands.
To learn more about UNFI, visit unfi.com.