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KeHE Distributors Expands to Support Independent Retailers in the Northeast

KeHE Distributors Expands to Support Independent Retailers in the Northeast


NAPERVILLE, IL
Friday, October 16th, 2020

A strong distribution network is the center of a strong retail support network. KeHE Distributors recently announced the opening of its Maryland distribution center, which will help service the unique needs of independent retailers in the Northeast.

Amy Kirtland, Executive Vice President, Independent Sales, KeHE Distributors“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, KeHE. “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.”

The facility, which stands at 550,000 square feet, is in a convenient location between Washington DC and New York City.

KeHE Distributors recently announced the opening of its Maryland distribution center, which will help service the unique needs of independent retailers in the Northeast

According to a press release, this brings KeHE’s network to 16 national distribution centers.

Eric Yetta, Chief Operations Officer, MOM’s Organic Market“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. The retailer will be serviced by this new warehouse. “There was nothing easy about the decision to switch our main distributor here, at MOM’s, 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.”

This distribution center features 82,000 square feet of dedicated freezer space, 54,000 square feet of refrigerated cooler space, and a 19,000-square-foot refrigerated dock to keep perishable items cool and fresh during the loading process. As part of KeHE’s ongoing sustainability effort, the new distribution center is also complete with energy-efficient LED lighting.

 Mark Knauss, Distribution Center Manager, Whole Foods Kimberton“Distribution is theoretically easy, moving items from point A to point B. It is all the chaos that happens in between that you need a partner willing to stand with you in the thick of things, working hard to resolve issues and push on. KeHE’s [Maryland facility] is proving to be that partner,” stated Mark Knauss, Distribution Center Manager at the Whole Foods location in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.

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