Stop & Shop, a subsidiary of Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize based in the US, is planning to open a DC at a former JCPenney facility in Manchester, Connecticut.
A 15-year lease
Stop & Shop is due to use 975,000 square feet of the 1.95 million square feet facility, while JC Penney agreed to stay in the remaining space. Stop & Shop plans to acquire the facility in April.
The move forms part of Ahold Delhaize’s plan to shift its US supply chain into a fully integrated, self-distribution model. The strategy includes investments in new distribution centres, with the aim of bolstering its distribution capabilities.
The new DC is due to service 200 Stop & Shop supermarkets in southern New England and New York state, with 50 to 60 million cases of dry goods and nonperishable food items to emanate from the facility each year.
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