Naperville, IL—KeHE Distributors is opening its 16thdistribution center in Goodyear, Arizona, according to a press release. The half-million square-foot distribution center will support more than 270 jobs in the Greater Phoenix area.

“I am very pleased KeHE Distributors has selected Goodyear as the location of their new distribution center. KeHE is one of the top wholesale organic food, specialty, and fresh distributors in North America,” said Mayor Georgia Lord in the press release. “KeHE has a solid reputation for community engagement and making a difference both locally and internationally through the KeHE Cares Foundation. I want to welcome KeHE Distributors to our growing city, and I wish them continued success.”

KeHE has grown in recent years, the press release says, and now distributes to over 30,000 retail outlets across North America. The new distribution center will allow for faster distribution to KeHE’s ever-growing number of retail partners, particularly as the company expands in the Western Region of the United States.

“KeHE is an exciting addition to Goodyear's thriving industrial ecosystem and the expansion presents immediate career opportunities for Greater Phoenix residents," said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "We're excited KeHE is scaling in the region, and we look forward to being a partner in their long-term success."

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The center will host several hiring opportunities, including a job fair on October 13-14 at 10950 W Northview Avenue in Glendale, Arizona.

“KeHE is committed to serving its partners and bettering the communities in which we do business,” said Chris Sieburg, Executive Vice President of Warehouse operations at KeHE, in the press release. “We chose Goodyear to expand our footprint due to its prime location. This will allow us to better serve KeHE’s key retail partners, such as Sprouts Farmers Market and Albertson’s Safeway; bringing KeHE’s expansive natural, organic, specialty, and fresh product portfolio to the Arizona and Las Vegas markets. The addition of the new facility will allow us to further our extensive growth plans, while maintaining and enhancing the level of service our retailers expect and deserve.”