KeHE Distributors, a distributor of fresh, natural & organic, and specialty products in North America, is celebrating the grand opening of its new distribution center in the Miami, Florida area. The new facility shows KeHE’s commitment to serving its Southeast partners through the latest technology and top-tier service levels.
The new distribution center will feature 360,000 square feet across five temperature zones, an air-conditioned dry warehouse space, a freezer and cooler, an ice cream room, and a flex/fresh room. The center officially began operation in December 2023.
“We appreciate the local officials who have backed our efforts to expand in Miami and execute KeHE’s Food. Forward™ strategic vision to drive operational excellence, growth, and partner success,” said Deb Conklin, President & CEO of KeHE. “KeHE looks forward to expanding to a prime location in the Miami area and supporting the local economy through jobs, economic growth, and efficient service to our retailers and customers.”
Ultimately, this expansion will allow KeHE retail partners to meet more of their consumers’ needs. With now four distribution centers in the Southeast and 18 across North America, KeHE has a total distribution square footage of over 7M in the US and Canada. This new facility will allow KeHE to continue to offer enhanced services to retail partners and customers with an increased ability to stock store shelves with in-demand products. This expansion will also support KeHE’s 99% accuracy rate with 85% of orders guaranteed to be delivered the next day. Through this level of service, retailers benefit from enhanced flexibility in an industry that never slows down.
The new distribution center will bring new jobs and professional growth opportunities to the community while continuing to drive economic growth to the area. Fully staffed, the Miami facility will have 120 employees with 125 pieces of warehouse equipment. The distribution center technology, temperature zones, and equipment will allow for more product innovation and assortment that will benefit KeHE’s retail partners in the Southeast and beyond.