Dollar General will continue expansion of its nationwide network of distribution centers with the building of a DG Fresh cold storage facility in West Sacramento, California.
According to company officials, Dollar General is currently finalizing construction on a 200,000 square foot facility in West Sacramento, California to complement the company’s west coast distribution operations, which includes its existing Lebec distribution center that opened in 2012. Operations are expected to begin by fall 2020.
“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 exceptional supply chain network,” said Mike Kindy, Dollar General’s executive vice president of global supply chain. “We are grateful for the continued partnerships with state and local leaders in each of these communities.”
Dollar General said it takes a number of factors into consideration when choosing sites for its distribution centers and cold storage facilities, including proximities to Dollar General stores, local business environments and local workforces, among others.
Dollar General DG Fresh facilities to support its strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products such as dairy, deli and frozen products. As Dollar General works to build the infrastructure to better support customers, the company is investing in communities across the country and creating new career opportunities, company officials said.
As of May 2020, Dollar General was self-distributing to more than 9,000 stores from six DG Fresh cold storage facilities. At full capacity, each of the following DG Fresh facilities are expected to create approximately 65 new jobs and support approximately 1,500 stores.