A global food and beverage company will join Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC). PepsiCo Global plans to move into the state-of-the-art Inland Port VII building at LPKC where they will distribute the popular Gatorade product line.
“PepsiCo chose Edgerton and LPKC because they can see the clear advantages of locating at the premiere logistics and distribution center in the Midwest,” said Donald Roberts, Edgerton mayor. “Today’s announcement, especially during the pandemic, is a welcome boon for the workforce across the region and shows PepsiCo’s desire to grow their network and support our neighbors.”
“PepsiCo/Gatorade is an excellent addition to the Edgerton business community” says James Oltman, president ElevateEdgerton!. “LPKC is a convenient, versatile hub that can meet the needs of any company’s supply chain. Edgerton’s proximity to key services and partners is one of the main reasons businesses experience success at LPKC.”
PepsiCo signed a lease for 952,956 square foot space at the corner of Waverly and 185th Street in Edgerton. Built by Northpoint Development, the facility was the largest speculative building in the Kansas City metro and in the state of Kansas when it was completed earlier this year.
Kevin Wilkerson, JLL managing director, and Phil Algrim, exectuive vice president, represented NorthPoint Development in the negotiation.
“NorthPoint Development continues to meet and exceed the expectations of prospects and tenants with Logistics Park Kansas City,” says Wilkerson. “Inland Pork VII is the latest delivery in a long line of industry leading logistics products, bringing together accessibility to quality labor and cutting-edge technology in one centralized location.”
Since 2013, LPKC has amassed over 14.4 million square feet of industrial space for over 20 tenants. Work has already started on the next spec industrial building at LPKC.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.
ElevateEdgerton! is a public-private economic development partnership that serves as the proactive advocate for the economic advancement of the City of Edgerton. Edgerton is located in the southwest corner of Johnson County, a suburb of the Kansas City area. ElevateEdgerton! initiates programs and services to attract and retain business, encourages diverse development by partnering with allies and ensures Edgerton stays a pro-business community. The partnership provides high-value opportunities to investors through promotion and communication, networking and thought leadership. For more details, visit www.elevateedgerton.com.