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US FOODS BREAKS GROUND ON RENZI FOODSERVICE EXPANSION TO SUPPORT GROWING CUSTOMER BASE
The Highly Anticipated Investment Will Add 10,000 Square Feet of Warehouse Space and Eight Additional Truck Bays to the Newly Acquired Distribution Center
ROSEMONT, Ill. – August 21, 2023 – US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) – one of America's leading foodservice distributors – announced today that it has started construction on the expansion of the company's newly acquired 110,000 square-foot Renzi Foodservice distribution center in Watertown, NY. The expansion will provide 10,000 square feet of additional loading dock space for eight new refrigerated loading bays to further enhance fleet logistics efficiencies and support the company's growing customer base in the region.
The additional investment comes after the company successfully completed the acquisition of Renzi Foodservice, a broadline distributor located in Watertown, New York, on July 7, 2023. US Foods acquired Renzi Foodservice to further expand its reach into central upstate New York where the company does not have a distribution center. Renzi Foodservice currently employs nearly 300 associates and continues to hire in advance of the completion of the expansion project. The expansion project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.
"We look forward to the many opportunities this expansion will offer existing and new customers across the upstate New York region," said Joe Downey, general manager, Renzi Foodservice. "When we purchased Renzi Foodservice in July, we intended to invest in the growth of the distribution center capabilities in support of our valuable Renzi associates, and the customers and communities Renzi supports. We are excited to take the next step in this commitment as we continue to deliver on our long-range plan to enhance our position within the region."
To learn more about the Renzi Foodservice acquisition, please view the company's May 19, 2023 press release announcement here.
About US Foods
With a promise to help its customers Make It, US Foods is one of America's great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 70 broadline locations and more than 85 cash and carry stores, US Foods and its 29,000 associates provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
[To view an image of the Renzi Foodservice expansion, click here. This showcases a rendering of the Renzi distribution center at 901 Rail Drive in Watertown, NY, with the expansion area depicted in white.]