Ahold Delhaize USA opens new distribution center in Connecticut

Ahold Delhaize USA has opened a new 1 million square foot distribution center in Manchester, Connecticut to service its Stop & Shop supermarket chain.

ADUSA Supply Chain, the retailer’s distribution and logistics arm, said Monday that DC will receive, select and transport 88 million cases of non-perishable groceries per year for more than 450 Stop & Shop stores and e-commerce centers. The facility also has advanced technology to support “the future of food distribution,” according to the company.

Implemented by the Retail Business Services subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA, the DC technology includes Manhattan Associates’ Manhattan Active Warehouse Management system, a transportation and warehouse management solution. ADUSA said the dual solution will improve the accuracy of transportation and manpower management, improve site efficiency and reduce kilometers driven. The facility also takes advantage of RELEX Solutions’ end-to-end forecasting and replenishment technology, which provides increased precision in ordering accuracy and, in turn, improved inventory, fresher products and less food waste.

“The opening of the Manchester plant is an important milestone in the transformation of the supply chain serving Ahold Delhaize USA’s local brands,” said ADUSA Supply Chain President Chris Lewis, in a statement. “With the addition of Manchester, we added over 2 million square feet of distribution capacity to our network in less than two months. Manchester is not only an important part of the rapid expansion of the network, but it is also well-equipped with technological solutions that will increase efficiency and ultimately allow fresher products to be delivered faster to consumers, however they choose. choose to shop.

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With 1 million square feet, Manchester DC will be one of the largest facilities in the ADUSA network.

ADUSA noted that Manchester DC marks the first facility in its network to carry the ADUSA Supply Chain brand. Based in Scarborough, Maine, the ADUSA Supply Chain family of companies includes ADUSA Supply Chain Services, ADUSA Distribution, ADUSA Transportation and ADUSA Procurement. The network serves the 2,044 stores and e-commerce operations of Ahold Delhaize USA, Giant Food, Giant / Martin’s, Food Lion and Hannaford’s Stop & Shop grocery chains on the east coast.

Manchester DC will employ more than 500 people locally when fully operational. Associates will be employees of ADUSA Distribution, ADUSA Transportation and third-party workforce management provider FHI, as well as Lily and NFI, the facility’s dedicated transportation providers.

“We are delighted to be officially part of the Manchester community,” commented Zach Napolitano, Campus Manager for ADUSA Distribution Manchester. “The businesses of Ahold Delhaize USA have served the Manchester community for many years, and we look forward to being a good neighbor and supporting this community for many years to come.

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The Manchester, Connecticut plant is the first to carry the ADUSA Supply Chain brand.

Manchester site opens two months after Ahold Delhaize USA started operations in its new distribution center in Mauldin, SC, acquired C&S Wholesale Grocers. The retailer purchased the 1.1 million square feet of C&S in May as part of its Acquisition in June 2020 of 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys stores grocery stores in the southeast. The C&S facility had served as a distribution center for Bi-Lo.

Ahold Delhaize is more than half a supply chain transformation in three years in which the company expects more than 85% of its distribution network to be self-managed by the end of 2022. Plans call for the conversion of five more CDs to self-management next year, increasing the number total on-board self-distribution facilities for in-store and online order fulfillment at 25, compared to 15 when the A $ 480 million plan was announced in December 2019.

Facilities moving to ADUSA’s supply chain network in 2022 include distribution centers in Bethlehem and York, PA; Chester, New York; and two fully automated frozen food warehouses in Mountville, Pa. and Plainville, Connecticut, which will open in partnership with the cold room supplier Americold.

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