Meal kit company HelloFresh is strengthening its hold on the sector as it expands its operations with a new distribution center. The nearly 440,000-square-foot facility will be located in Phoenix, Arizona, and is expected to become the company’s largest shipping and fulfillment center globally.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our operational footprint on the West Coast,” said Uwe Voss, CEO of HelloFresh U.S. “Joining our Richmond facility, this new Phoenix distribution center will help strengthen our presence in the region and further support our mission of excellent service and delivery of delicious meals. We also look forward to tapping into the region’s talented labor pool and making a positive impact on the local community.”
Located at 1850 South 71st Avenue, the new distribution center will support the growing demand for HelloFresh meal kits, enabling the company to better serve new and existing customers on the West Coast.
Joining HelloFresh’s other West Coast facility located in Richmond, CA, the newly built facility in Phoenix will begin operations in Q4 2021 and could provide as many as 1,200 new jobs over time.
Adam Citron, Marc Hertzberg, Tony Lydon, and Jones Lang LaSalle represented HelloFresh in this transaction. Don MacWilliam and Payson MacWilliam with Colliers International represented the building owner, Prologis. Willmeng Construction and Deutsch Architecture are performing the building improvements.
“Prologis is proud to continue expanding its relationship with HelloFresh by helping it reach more customers quickly,” said Jeff Foster, Vice President and Market Officer, Prologis. “The Phoenix market, in particular, is experiencing rising demand for modern logistics facilities that serve as the backbone of resilient supply chains. At a time when consumer behavior is shifting toward online shopping and e-commerce adoption is growing rapidly, strategically located industrial space is emerging as a strong competitive advantage.”
In addition to this new facility in Phoenix, HelloFresh recently began operations in its new 375,000 square-foot distribution center in Irving, Texas, at the DFW Airport. Together, these new state-of-the-art facilities support HelloFresh’s long-term growth plans to continue expanding its total addressable market. Expanding supply chain capacity enables HelloFresh to actively bring new menu features to market, satisfying new and existing customers with more recipe selections and new convenient meal options.
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