Monday, March 14, 2022

Walmart To Open Massive Fulfillment Center in Shippensburg Pennsylvania

 By Michelle Stockner CoStar Research

Walmart is opening a new fulfillment center in southern Pennsylvania to support its growing supply chain network and e-commerce operations.

The 1.8 million-square-foot facility will be located at 2281 United Drive in Shippensburg and is set to open this spring, creating up to 600 permanent, full-time jobs across the region, Walmart said in a press release.

Unlike its distribution centers, which focus on receiving, storing and distributing products to stores, Walmart's fulfillment centers are designed to store millions of items that are picked, packed and shipped directly to customers as soon as next-day.

The Shippensburg facility is part of a broader initiative to add more capacity to the retailer's supply chain as it prepares for growth. In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, Walmart U.S. e-commerce cited 70% growth over the past two years.

"We are proud to open a new state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Shippensburg, which will be instrumental in providing our customers with increased access and faster shipping on millions of every-day low priced items," Steve Miller, senior vice president of supply chain operations for Walmart U.S., said in the release. "In addition to faster shipping, our investment in Shippensburg will bring a positive impact to the community by bringing even more employment opportunities to a growing local economy."

Walmart currently operates seven distribution centers, 160 retail stores and employs more than 60,000 associates in Pennsylvania.

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