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QCD expands foodservice business in Southwest

June 30, 2023
Frisco, Texas-based logistics provider relocates to larger distribution centers in New Mexico and Nevada, while also preparing to open a new center this summer in Texas.

Frisco, Texas-based Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a Golden State Foods (GSF) company, recently expanded operations in the Southwest U.S. market with two relocations to larger distribution centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as a new facility opening this summer in San Antonio, Texas.

Servicing nearly 7,500 customer stores in virtually every state, the QCD network soon will encompass 25 total distribution centers, making 35,000 last-mile deliveries weekly to four leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brands, the company said.

“As our customers continue to thrive and expand in key U.S. markets like the Southwest most recently, the QCD team strategically supports the growing last-mile delivery needs of these leading foodservice brands,” Ryan Hammer, QCD president and GSF corporate senior vice president, said in a news release. “Positioning our strong network of distribution centers for continued growth in future U.S. markets, we have deployed innovative technologies for warehouse automation, optimized routing, and digital transformation of workforce efficiencies—all benefitting our mutual success with our customers.”

Beginning in late August, QCD’s new 116,000-sq.-ft. San Antonio distribution center will support more than 250 customer stores in Texas, in addition to 100 stores already serviced for another QSR customer by the company’s existing 85,000-sq.-ft. facility in the same market. A workforce of more than 150 San Antonio associates across the two distribution facilities will encompass commercial truck drivers, warehouse associates, customer service, and human resources.

In October 2022, QCD Las Vegas relocated to a larger 98,000-sq.-ft. Nevada distribution facility and now services 150 customer stores with last-mile deliveries. QCD’s Albuquerque distribution center relocated to a larger 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in September 2021 to accommodate its growing operation to service 100 regional foodservice customer stores across the states of New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.

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