KeHE Distributors is opening a new distribution center in Maryland that will help better service the needs of independent retailers in the northeast region. The 550,000-square-foot facility, which is located between Washington D.C. and New York City, brings KeHE’s total number of distribution centers to 16.
“We are extremely proud to expand our operations throughout the northeast region to enhance our supply chain services to independent retailers in that portion of the country,” said Amy Kirtland, executive vice president of independent sales at KeHE, in a statement. “We believe that independent retailers are the heart of their communities and we want to help them thrive. This expansion will improve delivery times, increase speed-to-shelf of new items and power overall operational excellence.”
“Spending the last year working with the KeHE team has been fantastic,” said Eric Yetta, chief operations officer at Maryland-based Mom’s Organic Market, who is serviced by the new warehouse, in a statement. “There was nothing easy about the decision to switch our main distributor here, at Moms, from UNFI to KeHE, but during the entire process, the KeHE team was so positive and collaborative. It turned out to be a great experience and a huge win for our store teams and our customers.”
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