H-E-B to Expands Frozen Distribution Center in Temple
San Antonio-based grocer H-E-B Grocery Co. is expanding its frozen distribution warehouse in Temple, Texas to over 1.3 million square feet. Temple is located between Dallas and Austin on I-35, an important north-south economic thoroughfare. The frozen facility services more than 100 H-E-B retail stores between Dallas-Fort Worth in the north, San Antonio in the southwest and Houston in the southeast. “As H-E-B grows into new markets across Texas, expansion of our Temple facilities supports our commitment to be the best retailer in Texas,” Chad Madison, Group Vice President of H-E-B Warehousing, said in a statement. H-E-B is enlarging the current distribution center to add a new automated frozen distribution line to the facility. Construction is expected to start this year and be completed in 2024.
Over the past few years, H-E-B has slowly moved into outskirts of Dallas-Fort Worth. The growth of the warehouse facility is a marker of H-E-B’s growth in North Texas. It initially opened in 2010 as 450,000 square feet and grew to 800,000 square feet by 2021. Last year, the company completed an expansion to over 1 million square feet. The latest expansion will be 325,000 square feet pending final negotiations with the city of Temple. “It is our privilege to continue to work with H-E-B as they grow their presence in Temple, Texas,” Temple EDC President and CEO Adrian Cannady stated. H-E-B continues to enlarge its distribution network to keep pace with store growth. “H-E-B has seen many cycles of growth and expansion throughout their time in Temple, and we are proud of the opportunities they continue to bring to our region. This expansion project, paired with Temple’s strategic location and immediate access to I-35, will work to strengthen H-E-B’s operations in Texas.” H-E-B continues to invest in its supply chain services for own brand and national brands. Earlier this year the company built a new 1.6 million-square-foot facility called the San Antonio Super Regional Grocery Warehouse, its biggest single-build warehouse, serving the company’s headquarter city and surrounding areas.