Chicago / IL. (mdlz) Mondelez International Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new Regional Distribution Center located just outside Richmond, in Sandston, VA. The grand opening was recognized with a ribbon cutting ceremony which included local employees, company leadership, local and state elected officials and other honored guests. The new distribution site is part of the Company’s $122.5 million investment in its Henrico County operations, which was announced late last year, further expanding the company’s long-standing business and supply chain footprint in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The addition of this strategically-located facility brings approximately 80 new jobs to Henrico County and will serve as a key distribution hub for many of Mondelēz International’s best-loved snacks. The site will play an important role in reducing transportation miles needed to get Mondelēz International snacks to retail customers, supporting the NA supply chain transforming to deliver the company’s 2025 sustainability goals. The facility will be operated by Kenco Logistics, which offers customized third-party logistics management solutions to businesses across North America.
Mondelēz International leadership joined the Regional Distribution Center’s employees, representatives from Kenco and community leaders at the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion and showcase the strong local and community partnerships the company has in Henrico County.
Among the many dignitaries and honored guests who celebrated this grand opening was Caren Merrick, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, who praised Mondelēz International for fostering a collaborative partnership with the community and supporting the Virginia economy with quality jobs.
Richmond and, more broadly, the Commonwealth of Virginia, have been home to meaningful Mondelēz International operations and employees for many years. The Richmond Biscuit Bakery first opened its doors almost five decades ago, in 1973. With the addition of this new distribution facility, the company has nearly 1,000 employees supporting its operations in Virginia, working across manufacturing, distribution, logistics and sales. The company also has a strong history as good corporate partner and employer in Richmond and Henrico County, and community leaders have acknowledged the Company’s long-standing commitment.