With as many markets out there to dive into, there are also just as many to leave well alone, especially with how competitive the retail market currently is. Albertsons recently implemented a strategy in the same vein, and one that will redistribute its abilities in order to take advantage of a stronger market.
Specifically, the retailer is moving out of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and into Denver, Pennsylvania. According to a report by local news source ABC 7 WJLA, Albertsons is relocating its Upper Marlboro Safeway distribution center in order to better serve 275 Acme and mid-Atlantic Safeway stores.
An Albertsons spokesperson disclosed to the news source that this “will help fuel the company’s investments and benefit its e-commerce business, its brick-and-mortar stores, and its customers,” while also establishing a more efficient supply chain, the news source reports.
In addition to bolstering its distribution network, the move also will create 300 new jobs.
“The company will work with employees and union representatives at the Upper Marlboro distribution center to identify new employment opportunities. Where possible, the company will place as many people in open positions elsewhere,” Albertsons said in a statement.
How will Albertsons’ latest market move impact supplier opportunities in the Pennsylvania market? Deli Market News will continue to stay on the case as it relates to our industry.