As Walmart’s brick-and-mortar locations as well as its internet presence continues to expand, so too are its supply chain operations. The company recently opened up new facilities in California and Canada this year and converted another warehouse in Maryland, as we reported on our sister site ANUK. The next target of the company’s growth is Topeka, Kansas, where it announced plans for a $200 million facility in the city.
The new 1.8-million-square-foot facility is well-placed in the centralized city of Topeka, making the new warehouse a strategic move for Walmart’s distribution footprint. This facility will be the retailer’s largest in the state, and features a product stacking height of 35 feet. According to cjonline.com, Walmart already maintains over 1.8 million square feet of space spread across three of its existing Kansas facilities in Edgerton, Kansas City, and Ottawa.
With the possibility of generating an estimated 300 jobs over the next five years, the new facility is shaping up to benefit the local community as well. The news source estimates that the project is expected to have an economic impact of $631 million over the course of the next decade.
Will Kansas see more development interests from Walmart and others? Deli Market News will report.