Ben E. Keith opens distribution center in New Brockton

Construction of the facility began in 2020

Ben E. Keith Foods opened a new distribution center in New Bockton this week.

Ben E. Keith Foods has opened a 421,000-square-foot distribution center in New Brockton.

The facility, which will serve eastern Mississippi, western Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and the state of Alabama, has been under construction since 2020.

“We are so proud to be shipping out of our new distribution center in lower Alabama,” said Mike Sweet, president of Ben E. Keith Foods. “Although 2021 was an unprecedented year for the foodservice community, we never paused construction, knowing this center would need to be ready as the country began to recover. This new facility will continue to improve our ability to serve our customers throughout our market area.”

The new facility includes a test kitchen and training center, among other things. The division has added more than 800 employees in the past 12 months.

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