Meal Kit delivery service Sun Basket has inaugurated a new distribution facility in Rock City, a cave storage centre south of St Louis.
The 115,000 square foot facility is the company’s third distribution centre, and will support the company’s Midwest growth and expansion efforts.
Sun Basket says that the cave storage facility will use 50% less energy than its West and East coast facilities as the cave acts as a natural refrigerator.
This expansion follows on from the opening of a 190,000 square foot distribution centre in New Jersey earlier this year, and the company claims this facility allows it to reach 98% of the continental US.
Sun Basket says that the Rock City facility can also act as a support system to Sun Basket’s other distribution centres, delivering meals to both coasts when they face disruptions to deliveries.
Adam Zbar, CEO and co-founder of Sun Basket said: “With the launch of this new facility, we now have the ability to support over $1 billion in revenue and build the pre-eminent nationwide healthy meal kit service in the US.
“We were particularly excited about partnering with Rock City given its unique underground cave location adds to our focus on sustainability, which is a core part of our business model.”
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