opens Roanoke TX
Nov 2, 2010 9:56 AM
Texas-based grocery retail chain United Supermarketsí new 200,000-square-foot distribution center in Roanoke TX is operational and will soon begin shipping products to the companyís easternmost stores.
Named for the industrial park near Fort Worth where it is located, the Alliance Distribution Center will increase Unitedís operational efficiency with service to 16 stores, bring 74 new jobs to Dallas-Fort Worth, and position the grocer for potential future growth.
The strategic location of Unitedís second distribution center enables the company to relieve its Lubbock TX facility of supply chain limitations with a fast-moving operation that supports expansion. Additionally, the Alliance DC will remove an estimated 2.2 million miles of transportation costs and related carbon emissions from the road and environment each year.
This warehouse will begin shipping grocery and frozen items to its six Market Street stores in the DFW Metroplex, four Abilene stores, three Wichita Falls stores and additional locations in Burkburnett, Graham, and Vernon effective November 7. Perishable service to the 16 stores will begin in early December.
The facility will employ 17 drivers, 41 selectors, 15 supervisors and clerks, and one technical support team member. Acting as the consolidation point for shipments bound for Lubbock, the Alliance DC will also serve as the origination point for 100% of Unitedís frozen food, 90% of its produce, and 75% of its dry grocery.
In addition to its two distribution centers, United Supermarkets operates 50 stores throughout Texas under three banners: United, Market Street, and Amigos.
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