S&W Wholesale Foods investing $12M to develop food distribution center in Tangipahoa Parish

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HAMMOND, La. (BRPROUD) — S&W Wholesale Foods will be investing $12 million to develop a multi-temperature wholesale food distribution center in Tangipahoa Parish.

The 100,000 square foot facility relocating to a property near the Pumpkin Center I-10 exit will feature 30,000 square feet of office space and a “state-of-the-art” culinary test kitchen and a training facility with stadium-style seating, according to a news release from Louisiana Economic Development (LED).

“S&W Wholesale has enjoyed a long history of success and growth in Louisiana, and their expansion near Hammond is evidence of the continued economic vibrancy of Tangipahoa Parish,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “I am proud to celebrate this new chapter in S&W’s history, and I congratulate company leadership and the surrounding community on the new opportunities and economic growth that will follow.”

LED estimates 75 new jobs will be created — 30 new direct jobs and 45 indirect jobs. Additionally, 150 construction jobs are estimated to be created.

“We are very excited to grow our distribution headquarters here in Tangipahoa Parish,” S&W Wholesale Foods President and Owner Paul Spalitta said. “Hammond is my hometown and where our company was first started over 40 years ago. We have always felt that the Hammond area is the ideal location for distribution, being at the crossroads of I-12 and I-55. As we move forward into our brand new state-of-the-art facility, we are excited to continue serving our local restaurants and continuing to invest in the Tangipahoa community and the great state of Louisiana.”

For more information about the new facility, click here.

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