Refrigeratedtransporter 3132 Sun Basket Opens Distribution Center

Sun Basket opens larger distribution center

March 16, 2018
See why Sun Basket opened a new distribution center that is six times larger than its previous East Coast facility.

Sun Basket, provider of organic produce home delivery, opened its new East Coast distribution center in Westampton NJ recently. The 190,000-square-foot facility will replace the previous facility, which the company outgrew due to increased demand and growth. Since launching its first East Coast distribution center, the firm has added 400 new jobs to the local economy.

The new distribution center is six times larger than Sun Basket’s previous East Coast facility. Sun Basket now has the capacity to ship five to 10 times more meal kits on the East Coast. By cutting-out the grocery store “middleman,” Sun Basket delivers:

•Fresher food—Sun Basket delivers food from farm-to-fork twice as fast as the traditional grocery model, resulting in fresher food and lower food waste.

•Greater reach—The firm reaches 98% of the continental United States through its three distribution centers.

•Superior economics—The direct model results in dramatically lower CAPEX and higher margins.

“Our rapid growth and need for a much larger East Coast facility is an amazing vote of confidence from customers, and it’s a clear sign that there is a huge market for healthy, delicious meals which meet consumers’ diet-specific needs,” said Adam Zbar, CEO and co-founder of Sun Basket. “We will continue to upgrade our facilities with automation, which improves efficiency and provides customers with an even more personalized experience.”

Sun Basket plans on equipping the new East Coast facility with a combination of state-of-the-art automation and data management tools. This will boost the facility’s operational efficiency, thereby increasing margins.

For more information, see www.sunbasket.com.

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