On Monday, DHL Supply Chain and Campbell Soup Company opened a facility that will bring 120 jobs to Fort Worth and enhance the food product conglomerate’s distribution.
“We’re so glad to welcome Campbell’s and continue a great partnership with DHL,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said of the new facility in a news release. “Fort Worth is rapidly becoming one of the main centers of logistics and technology jobs.”
According to the release, at roughly 578,000 feet, the facility covers almost 10 football fields worth of space and “will set Campbell’s distribution operations apart from its competitors, meeting increased customer demand and allowing for greater responsiveness.”
The Fort Worth distribution center will now serve as the hub for southern distribution, housing nearly 43,000 pallets of Campbell’s products. The center will also distribute Pepperidge Farm cookies and snacks beginning in early 2018.
“We’re thrilled to bring 120 jobs to the Fort Worth area, and to expand our growing partnership with Campbell Soup Company with a new distribution center,” said Franklin Littleton, President of DHL Supply Chain’s Consumer Sector. “We’ve been fortunate to work with Campbell’s since 2013, and see this as the next step on our collaborative journey to improve the company’s supply chain bandwidth and deliver an even better customer experience for a household name in food.”
The facility will not only store and distributing soups, sauces, beverages, snacks and meals, but it will also allow the company to offer and put together customer-requested items for delivery including mixed packs, bundle packs, cartons and displays.
“To compete and thrive in this environment, we need to enhance our distribution capabilities,” said Bob Furbee, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Campbell Soup Company. “The most effective and efficient way to meet dynamic customer and consumer needs today and in the future is to leverage the expertise of a partner like DHL.”
The facility is located at 3000 Cantrell Sansom Road in Fort Worth.