Kwik Trip to Break Ground on Second Distribution Center

The new facility will enable greater reach for the retailer’s growing footprint.

July 08, 2024

Kwik Trip will start construction on its second distribution center with a groundbreaking ceremony this Wednesday, July 10, reported WMTV 15 News.

When completed, the new 280,000-square-foot distribution center in DeForest, Wisconsin, will service 350 Kwik Trip stores and include freezer, cooler and dry good space as well as four air conditioning rooms for banana ripening.

Additionally, Kwik Trip said the distribution center will include a truck wash and maintenance facility and an on-site health clinic for its 400 distribution center employees, according to Channel 3000.

“With our consistent growth in the number of stores, it is important for us to find the most efficient way to provide our stores with the many products they need. Our new Distribution Center is an exciting development for Kwik Trip,” CEO and President of Kwik Trip Scott Zietlow said.

The new distribution center is set to reduce the cost of distribution for Kwik Trip’s southern operations, as currently all stores are serviced from the retailer’s La Crosse distribution center.

The new distribution center was first announced last December and is part of the company’s $150 million investment to expand its operations in Wisconsin. The investment was said to encompass further expansion of its dairy, commissary and bakery facilities in La Crosse, as well as the purchase and renovation of a commercial office building in Onalaska and the construction of a new satellite distribution center.