KeHE to Open Largest Distribution Center Yet

Everything is bigger in Texas, including KeHE Distributors' newest facility that will supply a variety of retailers with organic and specialty food items.
Zachary Russell
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Organic and specialty food distributor KeHE Distributors is set to open its new distribution center in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 5.

First covered by Store Brands’ sister publication Progressive Grocer, the new facility is the company’s largest, and features several high-tech aspects, including robotics and automated systems that improve selection accuracy. The new distribution center is nearly 1 million square feet. Reflecting strong demand for chilled and frozen natural foods, the Dallas facility includes a 210,000-square-foot freezer, complete with a climate-controlled ice cream room.

“Dallas is the perfect location for this facility due to its prime location that will allow us to expand upon existing as well as new clients,” said Era Vaughn, VP of operations at KeHE. “Additionally, the size and technology improvement in this distribution center will allow us to provide an expanded assortment of items and improved level of service that our retailers expect and deserve.”

The new Texas facility comes just weeks after the re-opening of a recently-expanded KeHe distribution center in Aurora, Colo. Serving regional independent retailers, that facility added 124,000 square feet across all temperature zones. In late 2021, KeHE began operating a new half-million square foot warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz.

“I am pleased to welcome KeHE to Dallas and District 8,” said Dallas councilmember Tennell Akins. “This project creates over 500 new good-paying jobs for our community, and we look forward to partnering with KeHE as they grow their business in Dallas.”

Naperville, Ill.-based KeHE is the largest pure-play distributor of natural and organic, specialty, and fresh products, including private and exclusive brands, to more than 30,000 retailers throughout North America.