Meal kit company HelloFresh plans to build a 440,000-square-foot shipping and fulfillment center in Arizona. The facility will be the company’s largest in the world and will serve a growing customer base on the West Coast.
HelloFresh already has a logistics center in Richmond, Cali.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our operational footprint on the West Coast,” HelloFresh US CEO Uwe Voss said. “Joining our Richmond facility, this new Phoenix distribution center will help strengthen our presence in the region and further support our mission of excellent service and delivery of delicious meals. We also look forward to tapping into the region’s talented labor pool and making a positive impact on the local community.”
Based in Germany, HelloFresh is the largest meal kit company in the United States. In 2020, HelloFresh delivered over 278 million meals across the country. The new development is expected to create 1,200 jobs.
“Phoenix welcomes another major foreign direct investment in the city, joining the billions of dollars of foreign investment from companies like TSMC and Apel,” said Christine Mackay, director of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “Phoenix is a growing market for food system entrepreneurs and innovators, the agrifood sector, and HelloFresh brings innovative technology and job opportunities to the city. HelloFresh’s location puts it within an easy commute of the thousands of people who live in the southwest and west Phoenix.”
In addition to the new facility in Phoenix, HelloFresh recently began operations at a 375,000-square-foot distribution center at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Together, the facilities support HelloFresh’s long-term growth plans by expanding the supply chain capacity.
“HelloFresh selecting Greater Phoenix for their largest global production and distribution facility is a testament to our region’s infrastructure, connectivity and talent pool and ability to meet the needs of industry giants,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.