Walmart is adding nearly 2 million square feet of warehouse space to expand its growing e-commerce fulfillment operations.
The retailer on Wednesday announced it would build a more than 1 million-square-foot center in Salt Lake City. That followed an announcement last week of a 925,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Utah facility will employ approximately 450 full-time employees and open in the summer of 2022. The Tennessee facility will employ up to 300 and open in the fall of 2022.
“Walmart is excited to welcome our first fulfillment center in Salt Lake City to support our growing e-commerce fulfillment network,” said Steve Miller, senior vice president of supply chain operations at Walmart U.S. “This new facility is the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to offering customers fast shipping on items they need every day, and we look forward to further delivering on that promise with the development of this new, state-of-the-art facility.”
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Walmart operates three distribution centers, 59 retail stores and employs more than 20,000 in Utah.
In Tennessee, the new e-commerce fulfillment center will feature a combination of associates, AI and automated robots. It will be the first fulfillment center in the state for the retailer.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing a new high-tech fulfillment center to the community of Lebanon,” said David Guggina, senior vice president of automation and innovation at Walmart U.S. “This facility will include game-changing automation technology that’s radically disrupting the supply chain, improving the customer experience and saving time for associates.”
Walmart operates three distribution centers, 150 stores and employs 42,500 in Tennessee.