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Jacobson Companies to run PepsiCo distribution center

The third-party logistics company will operate PepsiCos new 450,000 square foot distribution center in Tacoma, WA. In a bid to consolidate its supply ...

Freddie Pierce
|Sep 1|magazine3 min read

The third-party logistics company will operate PepsiCo’s new 450,000 square foot distribution center in Tacoma, WA.

In a bid to consolidate its supply chain, the beverages company recognized that it needed to expand its network by opening a distribution center in the Pacific Northwest.

The Tacoma operations will ramp up from September 1, with first customer shipments on October 31, 2010.

Jacobson said that the additional center will expand its partnership with PepsiCo to now operate five distribution centers and 2.5 million square feet nationwide.

The Tacoma location also adds a fourth distribution center into the Pacific Northwest for Jacobson.

STRONG PARTNERSHIP

The partnership between the two companies has lasted for over three decades. PepsiCo stated that this latest contract is in recognition of Jacobson as a high quality, service oriented provider.

PepsiCo manufactures and markets a range of non-carbonated and carbonated beverages, as well as snacks and other foods. In addition to PepsiCo brands, it owns the brands Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, SoBe, Naked, Tropicana, Copella, Mountain Dew, Mirinda and 7Up.

Jacobson’s offering includes value-added warehousing, contract packaging and manufacturing, staffing, freight management, and international air and ocean freight forwarding services.

The company now has more than 35 million square feet of warehouse space in 35 markets across the U.S.