Atlanta based food distributor is rapidly expanding throughout the Eastern United States.
It is with great excitement that Diaz Foods announces the opening of its newest distribution center. This former USDA approved food facility has been converted into a state-of-the-art distribution center. The updates to this facility include fiber optic enabled Wi-Fi and a completely paperless picking system. The distribution center is strategically located in Manassas, Virginia just outside Metro DC.
With 100,000 square feet of warehouse space and 22 dock doors, the addition to the Diaz distribution network marks a strategic transition away from a centralized distribution model. In the multi-distribution center model, all business functions including purchasing and sales strategies will be centralized in the corporate headquarters in Atlanta. This model should allow efficient distribution of the best specialty products to customers across more than 7,000 distribution points
With almost 40,000 square feet of refrigerated and freezer space and 60,000 of dry space, the Virginia distribution center will maintain a product portfolio which includes fresh produce, frozen seafood, dairy, meats and over 4,000 dry grocery items sourced from all over the world including Latin America, China, South Korea, Thailand and the Caribbean.
Diaz Foods’ President and CEO, Rene M. Diaz, has said “The new Virginia distribution center offers the perfect complement to our distribution goals of providing superior service to both Foodservice and Retail customers while simultaneously increasing Diaz Foods’ presence in the Mid-Atlantic and New England markets.”
In its first year alone, the new center is expected to handle over $50 million in sales volume. The Virginia distribution center is the second phase in a four part plan which began with Diaz Foods’ 2014 acquisition of the New Jersey based company, La Cena Fine Foods Ltd. The new distribution center will extend access to Diaz Foods’ 6,000 item product portfolio to the New England area, as well as expand the La Cena brand into the Southeast.
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