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01/20/2022

Walmart readies first fulfillment center in Mississippi

The retail giant's newest fulfillment center is slated to open in Spring of this year.
Zachary Russell
Associate Editor
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Walmart has shared plans to open its newest fulfillment center, and first in the state of Mississippi. 

The 1,000,000+ square foot facility in Olive Branch, Miss. will aid the retailer’s growing supply chain eCommerce network and provide customers in the region with its private label products. In a recent survey by BrandSpark, Walmart was ranked as America’s most trusted grocery retailer, along with the most trusted selection of private label products.

The facility will be located at 10480 Marina Drive and is set to open in Spring 2022. The fulfillment center is slated to create roughly 250 full-time jobs. Walmart currently operates three distribution centers, 86 retail stores and employs 25,000+ associates in the state of Mississippi. 

“Walmart is proud to welcome its newest fulfillment center to the city of Olive Branch as we continue to grow our national supply chain network and eCommerce capabilities in the mid-South,” said Steve Miller, SVP of supply chain operations, Walmart U.S. “The new facility will store millions of items from Walmart’s everyday low-priced merchandise, which will be ready to be shipped directly to customers with the great speed that they expect.

Walmart fulfillment centers differ from distribution centers, and focus on storing millions of items that are picked, packed and shipped directly to customers as soon as next-day. The Olive Branch facility is part of a broader initiative to add more capacity into Walmart’s supply chain as the retailer prepares for growth.

“This significant investment by Walmart – in both a new fulfillment center and in DeSoto County’s workforce – is important to the overall economy of the region and the entire state,” said Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves. “Hundreds of new employees at the Olive Branch fulfillment center will strengthen the local tax base, building stronger communities throughout the region that will benefit generations of Mississippians to come."