New distribution center in Va. positions Vitamin Shoppe for growth

The Vitamin Shoppe has announced the grand opening of a new distribution center in Ashland, Va., which positions the company for future growth. The new 311,740-sq.-ft. facility began receiving inbound inventory in June and outbound shipments to stores began in September.

"The opening of this distribution center was a large undertaking for the team as we positioned the company for future growth," stated Tony Truesdale, CEO Vitamin Shoppe. "I am very pleased with our supply chain team and their ability to successfully execute against this significant project. The facility opened on time and on budget," he said. "Given the success that we have experienced with the service levels, we expect the Ashland DC to be servicing 120 stores by year-end."

As of Oct. 15, the Ashland DC was shipping inventory to 56 Vitamin Shoppe stores located in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.