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Walmart's Grocery Network Transformation: The Next Steps on Our Supply Chain Modernization Journey

In the last several years, something has become very clear: Walmart customers love options. From the strength of our delivery business to our innovative aisles in-store and online, we’re witnessing shoppers make use of every opportunity to save money and live better.

As customers change the way they shop, we’re taking steps to build even more trust with them, ensuring the things they want – and need – are on shelves faster than ever before. To do that, we've been investing... 

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Jul 11 8:00 AM, Urner Barry



Vertical Cold Storage Adds 10th Facility to Network

Vertical Cold Storage, a developer and operator of temperature-controlled distribution centers sponsored by real estate investment firm Platform Ventures, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the frozen distribution center from Dothan Warehouse in Dothan, AL. The Dothan facility focuses on poultry for export markets and is located close to several interstate highways, enabling less than one day delivery to the ports of Jacksonville, FL; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Panama City, FL; and Savannah, GA. The operation employs 40...

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Jul 9 12:43 PM, Urner Barry


Home Market Foods Expands Production into Newly Acquired Plant in South Windsor, CT

Home Market Foods (HMF), a leading US food manufacturer, today announced the purchase of the former Carla's Pasta production plant in South Windsor, Connecticut. HMF will invest over $70 million to build out the site, transforming it into a state-of-the-art meat production facility. By year-end 2027, HMF estimates that the company will create 210 jobs to operate the South Windsor facility. This expansion comes as part of the company's strategic plan to expand its production capabilities, innovate...

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Jul 2 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Vital Farms is Building Its Next World Class Egg Washing and Packing Facility in Seymour, Indiana

Vital Farms is Building Its Next World Class Egg Washing and Packing Facility in Seymour, Indiana

Second facility opening in 2027 will support family farmers, create new jobs and is a critical part of brand's journey to achieve at least $1 billion in annual net revenue by 2027

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation that offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide, today has announced plans to expand its resilient supply chain with a second world-class egg washing and packing facility...

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Jun 28 9:04 AM, Urner Barry


Meats by Linz Weeks Away From Opening New Indiana Facility

Meats by Linz has crossed state lines with an investment into an expanded space in Hammond, Indiana. 

The company spent $38 million for its 120,000 square foot facility which broke ground about two years ago and is set to start business this summer.

This family business was founded in 1963 and started as a local butcher shop that supplied meat to fine Chicago restaurants. 

It moved into its Calumet City, Illinois facility in 2004. Later, it opened the family's Angus ranch in Crown Point, Indiana in 2013 and....

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May 24 8:00 AM, UB Newswires


Walmart Opens High Tech Fulfillment Center in Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Walmart associates were joined by local elected officials and community members today to celebrate the grand opening of a new 1.5 million square-foot fulfillment center 10 miles north of Hagerstown, located at 1915 Ebberts Spring Court in Greencastle. This next generation facility will enable the retailer to fulfill more orders, more quickly.

"This is an exciting day for Greencastle, and we are thrilled to be the new home of Walmart's newest state-of-the-art fulfillment center," said Antrim Township Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman, Patrick Heraty...

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May 20 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Green Plains Demo Plant Opens, Bringing Online Additional Protein Ingredients Capacity

Commissioning has begun on Green Plains Inc’s new corn processing plant producing ‘‘ultra-high protein feed ingredients’’ (50% protein) as well as corn oil and biofuel inputs in York, Nebraska.

The plant in question is a demonstration facility combining Fluid Quip Technologies’ precision separation and processing technology (MSC™) with Shell Fiber Conversion Technology (SFCT), integrating fermentation, mechanical separation, and fibre conversation into one platform.

In 2021, Green Plains acquired a majority stake in Fluid Quip Technologies, whose technology allows corn processors to produce an alternative protein ingredient for...

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Mar 27 9:19 AM, FeedInfo


USDA and University of Georgia Break Ground on New Agriculture Research Facility in Tifton, Georgia

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new state-of-the-art research facility housing the Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory and the Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit.

This new research facility will include a new 31,000 square foot building on the UGA Tifton campus. ARS and university employees’ research will advance climate-smart agricultural research ranging from water resources...

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Feb 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Cargill Purchases Two Meat Plants from Long-Time Partner Ahold Delhaize USA

As U.S. consumer demand for convenient and affordable protein options continues to grow, Cargill announced today that the company has invested in two processing facilities to expand its production and distribution of supermarket case-ready beef and pork to retailers in the Northeast part of the country.

Cargill has purchased case-ready meat plants in North Kingstown, R.I., and Camp Hill, Penn. from Infinity Meat Solutions, subsidiaries of Ahold Delhaize USA. Cargill team members already staff both facilities, stemming from a long-term partnership with Ahold...

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Feb 8 8:06 AM, Urner Barry


Colorado Premium Opens New 175,000-Square-Foot Sous Vide Processing Plant

Colorado Premium – one of the country’s premier protein processors serving retailers, restaurant chains and meal delivery services – today announced the opening of its third processing facility and its first to specialize in fully-cooked sous vide proteins. Located in Greeley, Colorado, the 175,000-square-foot facility includes space for future expansion and will employ up to 275 workers when fully operational.

“Sous vide cooking has increased in popularity as restaurant operators seek to consistently deliver high-quality, great tasting products at scale with less reliance on backhouse labor,”...

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Feb 5 9:07 AM, Urner Barry


CJ Logistics America to Open New Cold Storage Warehouse in Georgia

CJ Logistics America will be opening a brand new, state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse in Gainesville, Georgia. This development project is being led by RL Cold, a leader in the cold storage development industry. The 270,000 square foot building will feature Alta EXPERT Refrigeration Systems and QFM blast freezing, the latest evolution in QuickFreeze technology.

“Our customers have come to expect a seamless experience at every step of the supply chain,” said CJ Logistics America CEO Kevin Coleman. “This new warehouse, coupled with our integrated transportation...

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Feb 1 9:16 AM, Urner Barry


Interstate Warehousing Kingman, Arizona Facility Now Open for Business

The first inbound load of frozen product arrived at Interstate Warehousing in Kingman, Arizona on Monday, December 4, 2023, marking the official opening of the newest facility in the Interstate Warehousing network.

A truck from Bakehouse Bread Company delivered the fi rst pallet to the newly constructed 273,000-square-foot facility. “We are extremely excited to partner with many of our existing IWI customers as we strive to support their Western U.S. distribution needs,” said John Tippmann, Jr., President of Interstate Warehousing / Tippmann Group... 

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Dec 6 10:36 AM, Urner Barry


Sam’s Club to Open Two New Distribution Centers in St. Louis and Minneapolis Areas

Sam's Club®, a division of Walmart Inc. and a leading membership warehouse club, today announced plans to open two new distribution centers in early 2024 outside St. Louis and Minneapolis. The new facilities are part of a multi-year growth plan to transform the supply chain at Sam’s Club and evolve network and end-to-end capabilities. In addition to bringing new jobs to the areas, the new distribution centers will also give Sam’s Club members a better shopping experience witH...

 

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Dec 1 8:09 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods Opens Innovative New Fully-Cooked Food Production Plant in Virginia to Drive Business 

Tyson Foods has officially opened a new $300 million fully-cooked food production facility in Danville, Virginia, delivering on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth, operating as efficiently as possible and investing in its poultry business. It is one of the company’s most-automated plants to date, marking the deployment of innovation pilots and prototypes at scale.

The 325,000-square-foot facility represents a significant investment in the local community and will produce approximately four million pounds of premium quality, fully-cooked poultry...

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Nov 29 10:29 AM, Urner Barry


Lineage Celebrates Grand Opening of Houston ColdPort Facility

Lineage (the “Company”), one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and integrated solutions providers worldwide, today celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility in Houston, Texas. Houston ColdPort is strategically located near the Jacintoport Terminal at Port Houston, a leader for the Houston Ship Channel and an integral component of Houston’s international trade activity.

Spanning approximately 315,000 square feet, the new facility marks the sixth location in Lineage’s Greater Houston network and is designed to support many customer profiles and business needs, complementing the Company’s additional locations across...

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Nov 15 9:03 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson and Protix Plan US Insect Protein Facility JV

Tyson Foods has entered a joint venture with Netherlands-based insect protein company Protix to build an insect ingredient facility in the continental United States.

The companies claim that upon completion, it will be the first at-scale facility of its kind to upcycle food manufacturing byproducts into insect proteins and lipids for use in the pet food, aquaculture, and livestock industries. The facility will include an enclosed system for breeding, incubating, and hatching of insect larvae. Protix currently produces and processes 14,000 tonnes LLE annually at its Netherlands facility...

 

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Oct 19 8:00 AM, FeedInfo


The $1 Billion Bet to Get Us Our Steak and Ice Cream

Related, the well-known investor in office towers and apartment buildings, is wagering $1 billion on a niche real-estate sector often associated with frozen pizzas, steaks and yogurt.

An affiliate of the New York-based firm is launching a business called RealCold, a network of cold storage distribution facilities that aims to benefit from the rise in online grocery shopping and America's evolving eating habits.

RealCold plans to break ground later this year on its first two cold storage locations, in Lockhart, Texas and Lakeland...

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Oct 18 8:39 AM, Urner Barry


Walmart Opens High Tech Fulfillment Center Near Dallas

Walmart associates were joined by local elected officials and community members today to celebrate the grand opening of a new 1.5 million square-foot fulfillment center 15 miles south of Dallas, located at 2500 Belt Line Road in Lancaster. This next generation facility will enable the retailer to fulfill more orders, more quickly.

"This is an exciting day for the City of Lancaster, and we are thrilled to be the new home of Walmart's newest state-of-the-art fulfillment center," said Lancaster Mayor Clyde C. Hairston...

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Oct 17 10:04 AM, Urner Barry


Gov. Kemp: CJ Foodville to Invest $47 Million in Hall County

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that CJ Foodville Corporation, a subsidiary of CJ Group, will invest more than $47 million in a new bakery and food processing facility in Gainesville, creating an estimated 285 jobs in Hall County.

“Our top-ranked workforce training program remains a crucial tool for our state as we prepare hardworking Georgians for opportunities in a range of sectors, including the food industry,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “With Georgia’s access to 80 percent of the U.S. market within a two-day drive...

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Sep 7 7:58 AM, Urner Barry







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