Sam's Club plans to open two new distribution centers in early 2024 outside St. Louis and Minneapolis. The new facilities are part of a multi-year growth plan to transform the supply chain at Sam’s Club and evolve network and end-to-end capabilities. In addition to bringing new jobs to the areas, the new distribution centers also will give Sam’s Club members a better shopping experience with noticeable increases in speed and availability of products both in club and online, the retailer said.
The first facility will open in the greater St. Louis area (Edwardsville, Ill.), in January 2024. The 370,000 sq.-ft. facility will be located at 5710 Inner Park Dr., and serve as a distribution center and fulfillment center, creating more than 100 jobs across the region. Hourly associate hiring for the center will begin in early December. Walmart Inc is a top employer in Illinois with more than 57,000 associates.
The Shakopee, Minn., facility will be located at 7400 Hentges Way and will serve as a multipurpose distribution center. The 365,000 sq.-ft. facility is scheduled to open in March 2024, and will employ more than 80 associates. Hiring is already underway. Walmart employs more than 24,000 associates across Minnesota.
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"We’re excited to extend our supply chain network and capabilities for our clubs and members in the region. 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," said Joseph Godsey, senior vice president of Supply Chain at Sam’s Club
The announcement of these two new locations comes as Sam’s Club recently shared plans to open a new distribution center in Oklahoma City, Okla. and a new fulfillment center in Lithia Springs, Ga. (outside of Atlanta).
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