Souto Foods, a wholesale Hispanic food distributor based in Atlanta, opened its new 60,000 s.f. wharehouse in Norcross, Georgia.
According to The Shelby Report, the facility includes 10,000 s.f. of refrigerated space and can be expanded by another 30,000 s.f. as needed.
“We are looking to grow more than 300 percent in the next three years to serve a total of eight states and create more than 100 new job opportunities,” Souto said to The Shelby Report.
On April 2017, Souto Foods which has locations in Atlanta, Ga., and Charlotte, was acquired by Alex Lee Inc., the parent company of Lowes Foods and Merchants Distributors LLC (MDI).
After the acquisition, Souto Foods has been operating independently as a fully owned subsidiary of Alex Lee retaining all current employees with Sebastian Souto as president.
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For the new facility inauguration, which is located in Gwinnett County, several local officials were invited, including Nicholas F. Masino, chief economic officer, Partnership Gwinnett; Shantell Wilson, Gwinnett County Economic Development manager; Jalisa Murphy, associate project manager, Partnership Gwinnett Community & Economic Development; Deven Cason, senior project manager-Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Partnership Gwinnett Community & Economic Development; and Andrew Carnes, senior director of economic development, Partnership Gwinnett, according to The Shelby Report.
Souto Foods offers a selection of products from Latin America and Caribbean countries to customers in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.
In its Facebook page, Souto Foods shared the grand opening of the new warehouse. For the ribbon-cutting ceremony were present, Nicholas F Masino, chief economic officer, Partnership Gwinnett; Brian George, president and CEO, Alex Lee Inc.; Sebastian Souto, president, Souto Foods LLC; Bob McTeir, president, MDI; Shantell Wilson, Gwinnett County economic development manager.