Atlanta’s Nickey Gregory Company has expanded four times since it opened on the Atlanta State Farmers Market in 2000.
The full-line distributor delivers overnight to 11 Southeast states. There’s a second, 25,000 square foot location in Miami. And a new Caribbean program has been a resounding success, serving several islands.
But the 75,000 square foot headquarters in Atlanta ran out of room years ago. Reconfigurations and more shelf space helped keep a handle on growth, but there was no room to grow on the jampacked market grounds.
But all the company’s problems were solved this week when it opened a second, 40,000 square foot warehouse on the market. Bonus: NGC will immediately expand processing capabilities and jump headfirst into the organic pool.
SPW’s Chip Carter and Jake Hallman traveled to Atlanta recently for a look at how that project evolved.