Snacks giant Mondelēz opens new regional distribution center in Sandston
Mondelēz International has opened a new regional supply chain distribution center in Sandston, Virginia to expand its supply chain footprint in North America.
The new distribution site is part of the American snacks company’s $122.5 million investment over the next three years to ramp up its Henrico County operations.
The facility will help Mondelēz achieve the company’s 2025 sustainability goals by reducing transportation miles needed to deliver its snacks to retail customers.
Claudio Parrotta — Mondelēz International North America SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer said: “This new regional distribution center, which sits close to our Richmond, VA biscuit bakery, will play an important role in delivering consumers’ best-loved snacks as part of the Mondelēz U.S. supply chain.
“We are proud to celebrate this grand opening, strengthening our commitment to Henrico County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, which have been so supportive of our business over the past five decades, as we continue to invest in strategic U.S. supply chain geographies important to our long-term growth and success.”
Operated by Kenco Logistics, the supply chain distribution center in Sandston is expected to support the US distribution for many of Mondelēz’s snacks such as Oreo, Ritz crackers, and Chips Ahoy! Cookies.
David Caines — Kenco Logistics chief operating officer said: “We are grateful to have been chosen to partner with Mondelēz International at this new facility.
“We believe our integrated, customer-driven approach to distribution operations will help Mondelēz International continue its supply chain excellence across the U.S., including meeting the current and future needs of its customers and consumers.”
The new distribution facility in Sandston is anticipated to employ approximately 80 people, taking the company’s total headcount to nearly 1,000 employees who would be supporting its operations in Virginia.
In 1973, Mondelēz opened the Richmond Biscuit Bakery in Virginia.
Kenco Logistics provides personalized third-party logistics management solutions to enterprises across North America.