Dollar General plans to add a traditional distribution center in Walton, KY, and three DG Fresh cold storage facilities in Bowling Green, KY, Ardmore, OK and West Sacramento, CA.
The Walton facility will become Dollar General’s 18th traditional distribution center. At full capacity, the 630,000 square foot facility will employ about 250 people and serve 800 stores. It represents a $65 million investment with construction set to begin by September and operations slated to begin in January 2021.
The three new DG Fresh facilities will support a strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products, Dollar General noted. As of May 2020, Dollar General self distributed to more than 9,000 stores from six DG Fresh cold storage facilities.
“Dollar General’s supply chain network plays a critical role in ensuring the products customers need and want are delivered to our nearly 17,000 stores in a timely and consistent manner. The addition of these facilities continues to drive efficiency and service through our supply chain network,” said Mike Kindy, Dollar General’s evp/global supply chain.