Central Grocers Co-op Eyeing Move

Central Grocers, a cooperative wholesaler, is looking to move to a larger site by next year, its chief executive officer told SN yesterday.

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. — Central Grocers, a cooperative wholesaler based here, is looking to move to a larger site by next year, its chief executive officer told SN yesterday. Jim Denges said that the member-owned co-op, which supplies about 225 independent supermarkets in the Chicago area, is considering the purchase of a 900,000-square-foot facility in Joliet, Ill., to serve as its new headquarters and distribution center. It is also looking at a potential site in Portage, Ind. Denges said the cooperative has outgrown its current facilities, which total 750,000 square feet.

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