Operations are underway at United Natural Foods Inc.’s new 425,000-square-foot Sturtevant distribution and warehouse facility.
The facility, which will be the company’s Midwest distribution hub, was designed to improve productivity through efficient warehousing and inventory control systems.
“We are pleased to announce UNFI commenced operations at our Racine facility on Sunday,” said Sean Griffin, UNFI’s group president. “UNFI believes Racine is the optimal location for us to better service our customers and increase our operational efficiencies while reducing our costs and emissions. We look forward to continuing to grow with this great community.”
The project created about 220 new full-time jobs. United Natural Foods carries and distributes more than 65,000 products to more than 27,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company serves a wide variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the food service channel.