MINNEAPOLIS — Nash-Finch Co. yesterday said it has acquired a 400,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Columbus, Ga., for its distribution business serving military commissaries and exchanges.
Terms were not immediately disclosed, but the wholesaler and retailer said the acquisition "represents a $20 million investment in the first three years of operation." The distribution center will be operated by Nash Finch's MDV division, Norfolk, Va.
“This new Columbus distribution center complements our military distribution centers in the Southeast, allowing us to better serve the commissaries in that region," said Ed Brunot, president and chief operating officer of MDV, in a prepared statement.
The new DC is scheduled to begin making deliveries to commissaries in the late third or fourth quarter of 2010.
Earlier this year Nash Finch completed the acquisition of three military DCs from GSC Enterprises, a food distributor based in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Those were located in Pensacola, Fla.; Junction City, Kan.; and San Antonio.
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