Dollar Tree opens new distribution center
Dollar Tree plans to invest $130 million in a new distribution center project in Fort Bend County, Texas.
The company says it will create more than 300 new jobs for in the Rosenberg, Texas, area.
“Dollar Tree is a large and growing organization,” said Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree’s president and chief executive officer. “We currently operate more than 1,600 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the state of Texas and we are excited about our new distribution center project in Fort Bend County. We expect this new, state-of-the-art facility will enhance our supply chain efficiencies and provide convenient access to our network of stores through reduced stem miles, all while creating hundreds of new jobs.”
Dollar Tree will invest in the construction of the new 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility that will provide service directly to Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores. Construction is planned to commence in the April to May 2019 period, with the facility expected to be operational by summer 2020. The new distribution facility will be located on Spur 10 near Klosterhoff Road.
Last year Dollar Tree added hundreds of what it calls “snack zones” to stores. These snack zones target on-the-go shoppers with a curated assortment of private brand products.