Walmart Unveils Plans to Open New Distribution Center in Troutman, North Carolina; Jennifer Hritz Discusses
BENTONVILLE, AR - With the pandemic seeming to spur even greater growth for big-box chain Walmart, the retailer has announced another operational expansion with the construction of a new distribution center. The facility, which is located in Troutman, North Carolina, will serve the company as it continues to optimize its network and its retail capabilities.
“As online shopping continues to become the norm, our customers rely on Walmart e-commerce to bring them everyday necessities ordered online in a quick, efficient manner, right to their doorstep,” said Jennifer Hritz, Senior Director of Fulfillment, in a release obtained by Charlotte Business Journal. “In order to do that, it’s critical that we continue to expand our supply chain network and build a talent pipeline that will support those customers for years to come.”
According to the report, the new facility will create 500-plus jobs for the region and will serve as a high-velocity fulfillment center to support Walmart’s supply chain network. In a separate report, Walmart revealed it had purchased the one million-square-foot building for $69 million in December 2020, which sits on roughly 158 acres.
The Charlotte Observer reports the facility will open in late September, with products shipping out to customers in mid-October.
As Walmart keeps its sights set on expansion, what will be the next move from the company, and what impact will it have on the evolution of the retail market? AndNowUKnow will continue to bring you the latest news.