Ahold Delhaize USA (ADUSA), a retail giant, has begun its operations at its new distribution center in Mauldin, S.C. ADUSA Supply Chain, the retailer's distribution arm, has stated that the first shipments at the Mauldin DC went out to 56 Food Lion supermarkets. Dairy, fresh, and frozen products were the first items to begin shipping from the facility. Once the company sets up the fully operational unit, the DC will fulfill grocery, fresh, frozen, health, and beauty care shipments for around 200 grocery retail stores.
Ahold Delhaize USA has purchased the Mauldin DC from C&S in May. The transaction halted from the retailer's June 2020 acquisition of 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys stores from Southeastern Grocers. Also, ADUSA is planning to open its Supply Chain market in DC in Manchester, Conn., which will supply Ahold Delhaize USA's Stop & Shop.
The company has stated that it's actively hiring in Mauldin and 17 other network locations. To date, more than 250 associates have been hired and onboarded at the Mauldin campus, which will employ more than 800 in the local community. The company said it is seeking full-time employees for driver, selector, forklift operator, sanitation, and facilities maintenance roles.