Walmart and Kroger both announced expansions of their fulfillment prowess this month, aimed at meeting growing e-commerce demand.
Walmart plans to open a new 1.8M-square-foot fulfillment center in Shippensburg, PA, this Spring. The Kroger Co. will add three spoke facilities in Austin and San Antonio, TX, and Birmingham, AL, powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. All three are expected to be become operational later this year.
Walmart’s fulfillment center is expected to create up to 600 permanent supply chain jobs in the southern Pennsylvania region, while each one of Kroger’s new spoke facilities should create up to 161 job opportunities.