Walmart Canada Invests $75M in First High-Tech Fulfillment Center in Alberta; Gonzalo Gebara and Patricio Dallan Share
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA - A new, 430,000-square-foot facility officially opened in Alberta, Canada. Walmart Canada opened its first high-tech fulfillment center in Rocky View County to serve as a delivery hub for millions of orders for Walmart’s Western Canada customers, bringing Walmart’s two-day shipping to 97 percent of Canadian households.
“We’re on a transformational journey to modernize our supply chain, and today’s grand opening marks a major milestone for Walmart Canada,” commented Gonzalo Gebara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Canada. “Walmart Canada is an omnichannel retailer, people-led, and tech-powered. We’re providing our supply chain associates with modern logistics technology to fulfill orders at exceptional speed. Every day, we’re enhancing our supply chain network. It’s a very exciting time at Walmart Canada.”
This facility represents a more than $100 million CAD (~$75.5 million USD) investment, creating hundreds of jobs related to both the construction and ongoing operation of the new fulfillment center.
It will also store thousands of items available on Walmart.ca and is capable of shipping 20 million items annually from the facility directly to customers. The release noted the facility can handle up to 500,000 unique items to fulfill direct-to-home and ship-to-store pickup orders.
“Time is the modern currency, and we are more committed than ever to provide faster delivery,” said Patricio Dallan, Senior Vice President, Omni Supply Chain, Walmart Canada. “This new fulfillment center is a game-changer. We’re working hard every day, testing, learning, and scaling technology in our omni supply chain operations to exceed customer expectations and provide a more seamless shopping experience.”
The Rocky View County Fulfillment Center is part of Walmart Canada’s larger $3.5 billion CAD (~$2.6 billion USD) investment to revolutionize its best-in-class supply chain network and increase its e-commerce capabilities. Walmart Canada continued, noting it is investing more than $100 million CAD in store upgrades in the province over a two-year period to improve the customer shopping experience.
Learn more about the developments here.
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