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Walmart To Establish Two Fulfillment Centers In Polk County, Florida

Walmart Stores, Inc. will build two fulfillment centers, dedicated to shipping online orders, in Davenport, Florida. The world’s largest retailer will create more than 625 new jobs in The Sunshine State.

The retailer selected the Majestic I-4 Distribution Center park, located near the intersection of I-4 and Highway 27 in Polk County, as the site to build two e-commerce fulfillment centers. The first facility will be just under 1 million sq. ft., will employ more than 500 associates and house smaller products, such as iPads, PS4 gaming systems, apparel, toys and more.

Walmart’s second facility will be a 1.2 million sq. ft. building that will employ more than 125 associates and will house oversized items, such as large electronics, select home products and exercise equipment.

“As we further enhance our fulfillment capabilities with more state-of-the-art e-commerce facilities, we’re selecting strategic locations that allow us to serve more customers quickly and at a lower cost,” said Brent Beabout, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics for Walmart Global eCommerce, “Walmart’s next generation fulfillment network combines new facilities like the one in Davenport, Florida, with existing distribution centers, our world-class transportation fleet and 4,500 stores to efficiently scale fast delivery to customers all across the U.S.”

“Walmart bringing 625 new jobs to Polk County sends the signal loud and clear that Florida is the best place to do business. They are investing in Florida in a big way, and are committed to creating great opportunities for Floridians. We must work to fully fund our toolkit to remain competitive with other states for projects like these”, said Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida.

Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to announce that Walmart will be creating 625 new jobs at their new E-Commerce facilities in Polk County. Because of our work to create a business-friendly environment, more businesses like Walmart are choosing Florida as the best place to grow and create new jobs.”

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