BJ's Wholesale Club is set to purchase four distribution centers and the related private transportation fleet from Burris Logistics in order to insource its perishable supply chain.
“For more than 20 years, we have enjoyed a true partnership with the Burris Logistics team as we distribute the freshest perishable products to clubs throughout our chain. As we continue to accelerate our new club growth, broaden our footprint, and expand our fresh food offerings, we are excited to insource these capabilities to support our future growth,” says Bob Eddy, president and CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “I want to thank the entire Burris team for their partnership, and we look forward to welcoming the Burris team members supporting the BJ’s operations to our family.”
“BJ’s has assembled a fantastic business and team. Burris Logistics has been proud to partner with BJ’s on its growth and transformation over the last several years,” says Donnie Burris, CEO, Burris Logistics. “This acquisition represents the next chapter in Burris Logistics’ evolution and presents amazing opportunities for both BJ’s and the team members at these distribution centers. I am incredibly proud of what we have created and extremely excited to see the future growth for all involved.”
- Burris Logistics provides temperature-controlled distribution and logistics services to clients across the United States.
- The proposed acquisition includes four perishable goods distribution centers (Rocky Hill, Conn.; Orlando, Fla.; Elkton, Md.; and Independence, Ky.), the personnel of these facilities, the associated real property and the capital assets necessary for operations.
“We look forward to welcoming all of the talented Burris Logistics team members who have supported our business to the BJ’s supply chain team,” says Jeff Desroches, EVP and chief operations officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “The addition of these four facilities and the private fleet is part of a larger strategy to expand and scale efficient supply chain capabilities, positioning BJ’s for continued growth while delivering the best quality and freshest products to our members.”