Two strategic markets are welcoming Sam’s Club’s newest facilities as the club chain prepares to open two new distribution centers (DC) in early 2024. Expanding its presence outside St. Louis, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Walmart division is growing its footprint as part of a multi-year growth plan.
“We’re excited to extend our supply chain network and capabilities for our clubs and members in the region,” said Joseph Godsey, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. “We’re designing our supply chain network to strengthen our omni-channel experience and increase efficiencies and delivery speed to wherever our members decide to shop with us and receive their products.”
This strategic expansion is part of a long-term plan to transform the supply chain and evolve the retailer’s network and end-to-end capabilities.
The first facility in Edwardsville, Illinois, is set to open in January 2024. The 370,000-square-foot facility will serve as a distribution center and fulfillment center, creating more than 100 jobs across the region.
The Shakopee, Minnesota, facility will serve as a multipurpose distribution center, according to a press release. The 365,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in March 2024 and will employ more than 80 associates.
The announcement of these two new locations shortly follows a few other strategic moves, as the company announced a new DC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a new fulfillment center in Lithia Springs, Georgia.
DMN will continue to report as Walmart and its divisions progress their ambitious growth strategies, so stick around!