Rite Aid Corporation is planning to build a 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg. The new distribution center is expected to employ about 600 people when fully operational.
The $90 million project will be Rite Aid’s first new distribution center in 15 years and will support about 1,000 stores.
“Spartanburg is an ideal location for our new distribution center,” Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley said in a release. “We thank the state of South Carolina for their cooperation and support during our site selection process, and we look forward to breaking ground on our new facility, which will help us to further optimize our supply chain and better serve our stores and customers across the Southeast.”
The company announced plans in 2014 to consolidate three centers in Alabama, North Carolina and West Virginia into one facility.
The South Carolina Power Team, in conjunction with Broad River Electric Cooperative, committed a $520,000 grant for infrastructure in support of the project. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project.
Information on employment opportunities at Rite Aid’s new facility in Spartanburg will be made available in the second half of 2015.