KeHE expands distribution capabilities

Grocery distributor KeHE is expanding its operations in the western United States, announcing that a new distribution facility will open in October.
Zachary Russell
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KeHE Distributors is expanding its distribution system to better ship its private label and exclusive items to retailers. The company will unveil its 16th distribution center this October in Goodyear, Ariz., which will add more than 270 jobs in the Greater Phoenix area.

KeHE has grown in recent years resulting in an increase in distribution to over 30,000 retail outlets across North America to date. The new distribution center will support KeHE’s partners and will allow for faster distribution retail partners. 

The new half-million-square-foot distribution center will create new employment opportunities in the Greater Phoenix area, including positions in operations, sales, merchandising, warehouse management and administrations.

“KeHE is committed to serving its partners and bettering the communities in which we do business,” said Chris Sieburg, EVP of warehouse operations at KeHE. “We chose Goodyear to expand our footprint due to its prime location. This will allow us to better serve KeHE’s key retail partners, such as Sprouts Farmers Market and Safeway, bringing KeHE’s expansive natural, organic, specialty, and fresh product portfolio to the Arizona and Las Vegas markets. The addition of the new facility will allow us to further our extensive growth plans, while maintaining and enhancing the level of service our retailers expect and deserve.”

The new distribution center will host several hiring opportunities, including a job fair on Oct.13-Oct. 14 at 10950 W Northview Avenue in Glendale, Arizona.

“KeHE is an exciting addition to Goodyear’s thriving industrial ecosystem and the expansion presents immediate career opportunities for Greater Phoenix residents,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited KeHE is scaling in the region, and we look forward to being a partner in their long-term success.”