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United Natural Foods, Inc. Breaks Ground on Newest Distribution Center Near Sarasota, Florida; Erin Horvath Comments

United Natural Foods, Inc. Breaks Ground on Newest Distribution Center Near Sarasota, Florida; Erin Horvath Comments


PROVIDENCE, RI
Friday, August 18th, 2023

Bolstering a key operational branch of its business, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art distribution center (DC) just north of Sarasota, Florida.

Erin Horvath, Chief Operating Officer, United Natural Foods, Inc.“Distribution is our core business, so when we build a new distribution center, we want to incorporate as much automation and technology as possible to improve our ability to service our customers while simultaneously lowering our costs to do so,” said Erin Horvath, Chief Operating Officer. “We are also very excited about providing a working environment designed around the needs of both our customers and our associates.”

This new DC replaces an aging facility and incorporates the latest in leading warehouse technology, a press release explained. The new warehouse will be more than 1 million square feet of capacity and incorporate some of the latest technology and automation. This includes KNAPP re-pack automation, which is expected to improve service levels to customers while simultaneously reducing the cost to fill orders.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art distribution center north of Sarasota, Florida

The press release went on to explain that this DC will be fully air-conditioned and feature natural daylighting concepts and dimmable lighting, as well as a full-building water filtration system. The new facility is expected to include workforce-friendly amenities designed to support a best-in-class working experience for UNFI’s associates.

UNFI partnered with JLL, Broadstone Net Lease, Sansone Group, and ARCO Design/Build for the building of this new facility.

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