Pinnacle Foods Opens New Warehouse in Arkansas

October 23, 2018

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Pinnacle Foods Opens New Warehouse in Arkansas
The new Pinnacle Foods warehouse. Image courtesy of Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Parsippany, NJ-based Pinnacle Foods recently opened a new 164,000 sq ft warehouse near its existing plant at Fayetteville, AR, creating about 30 new positions and reducing its transportation costs, a release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) announced this month.  

“The location of the warehouse by the plant eliminates additional handling and transportation costs to move finished goods to off-site locations,” Pinnacle Foods Vice President of Logistics and Warehousing Chad Whyte said in a statement. “This will eliminate more than 130,000 miles of tractor-trailer traffic from Interstate 49.”

Along with the reduction in miles traveled, the move also helps the firm to save about 21,450 gallons of fuel. Pinnacle’s plant in Fayetteville produces frozen meals and pot pies sold under the EVOL, Hungry-Man, and Swanson brands. 

In June this year, Conagra Brands said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the packaged food firm for $10.9 billion, Powder & Bulk Solids reported. Pinnacle announced Tuesday that its shareholders voted to approve the sale and that completion of the transaction is expected on Oct. 26, 2018. 

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