Convenience chain building DC in Missouri

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
The new DC will be built in Joplin, Missouri.

ANKENY, Iowa – Casey’s General Stores, Inc. plans to build a new, state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, Missouri.

The new facility will be the company’s third DC and will initially serve approximately 400 to 600 of the Fortune 500 company’s stores. Casey’s operates over 2,100 convenience stores throughout the Midwest and South.

“Joplin is an ideal location for Casey’s third distribution centre due to its geography and ability to serve our growing market areas. We appreciate the support from the State of Missouri and City of Joplin, and look forward to sharing more details in the future,” said Ed Vaske, vice-president of transportation and distribution, Casey’s General Stores.

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Joplin, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Liberty Utilities, Missouri American Water, Spire, and Missouri Partnership all worked to bring Casey’s newest facility to Missouri.

“Here in Missouri, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our partner organizations across the state,” Missouri Partnership CEO Subash Alias said.

“I always say that economic development and business attraction is a team sport, and that rings especially true with this project. I would like to thank all of our partners for their hard work in attracting Casey’s General Stores to Missouri.”

The project is subject to the finalization of Casey’s due diligence and the approval of all the economic development incentives.

Casey’s operates over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. It is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa.