Misfits Market Inc., a Philadelphia-based direct-to-consumer food delivery company, is closing its fulfillment center in Fort Worth in April.
The move will result in the layoff of 121 employees, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission.
The Misfits Market Fulfillment Center, located at 5200 Gold Spike Drive, will close on April 8. The closure is one of three the company has announced. The other two facilities being closed are in Delanco, New Jersey and Salt Lake City.
“We arrived at a consolidation strategy built around a distributed network of smaller fulfillment centers to support our first-party delivery by Imperfect Foods’ own driver network, reducing the need for large centralized facilities like the one in Fort Worth,” said Ken Shuuman, a company spokesperson, in a statement.
In September 2022, Misfits Market acquired Imperfect Foods, an online grocery that works to eliminate food waste. The acquisition will put the business on track for $1 billion in sales and reach profitability by early 2024, according to a news release at the time of the acquisition.
According to Statistica, several food delivery services, which flourished during the pandemic, have had layoffs in the past year.
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