Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dallas-based food distributor to expand, relocate headquarters next year

A Dallas-based food service distributor — Taxco Produce Inc. — plans to expand and relocate its downtown Dallas corporate office and operations near the Dallas Farmers Market into a bigger building next year.

The distributor plans to move into the North Texas Food Bank distribution building totaling 108,000 square feet of space at 4202 Dan Morton Drive in Dallas upon its lease expiration in 2018.
This will give Taxco about 45,000 square feet of additional industrial space to expand its operations.

"We never could have imagined the growth we've experienced over the past 30 years and we're thrilled to move our operations into a larger building that will meet all of our needs," said Alfredo Duarte, who is one of the founders of Taxco Produce Inc., in a statement.

Duarte and Jesse Mendoza founded the business in 1985 and were one of the first produce vendors in the Dallas Farmers Market.

The two-man operation began food distribution in the Dallas Farmers Market — which is near its current facility — and has grown quite a bit over the decades to more than 95 employees in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.

Since opening, the company has increased its inventory to range from specialized spices to produce to meats to paper and cleaning supplies.

Taxco Produce purchased the 108,000-square-foot building on Dan Morton Drive in Dallas for an undisclosed sum. Matt Elliott of Dallas-based NAI Robert Lynn represented the company in the acquisition.

"At first it was a challenge to find a location with enough freezer and cooler space to meet Taxco's needs, but the Dan Morton facility was a perfect fit," said Elliott, an executive vice president at NAI Robert Lynn, specializing in industrial real estate.

Candace Carlisle/Dallas Business Journal.