H-E-B Breaks Ground on its Largest Warehouse Facility
- by Anne Allen
SAN ANTONIO, TX - H-E-B is making moves to develop San Antonio’s East Side, turning 871 acres into a grocery supply-chain paradise. Construction on its latest 1.6 million-square-foot warehouse has officially begun and marks the retailer’s largest investment into its manufacturing and supply-chain division. The warehouse, titled the San Antonio Regional Grocery Warehouse, is slated to be up and running in 2020.
“As San Antonio grows, we’ve been honored to grow with it, expanding our footprint of stores and digital retail offerings to serve more Texans,” said Carson Landsgard, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics. “More than anything, the construction of our newest warehouse facility supports H-E-B’s future and ongoing commitment to be the best in-store and digital retailer in Texas.”
According to a company press release, the warehouse will provide additional space for dry goods and other grocery products, in addition to supplying volume relief at H-E-B’s other facilities in San Antonio and San Marcos. The facility will hold more than 17,000 grocery items. With 200 loading docks, the retailer noted that 180 trailers will make outbound deliveries from the facility each day. In addition, the warehouse will incorporate solar power solutions and a centralized HVAC system, making it the most energy-efficient facility in the company’s network.
H-E-B plans to continue developing the site by putting a campus at the location, which will include operations such as manufacturing, warehouse, and transportation.
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