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Walmart Establishes Olive Branch, Mississippi, Fulfillment Center

To support its rapidly increasing supply chain network and e-Commerce business Walmart will invest $90 million to locate a 1-million square foot fulfillment center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The project is expected to create 250 jobs.

The company currently operates two distribution centers in Mississippi, both of which are focused on receiving, storing and distributing merchandise to Walmart stores. The new facility is part of a broader initiative by Walmart to add more capacity into its supply chain as the retailer prepares for future growth.

“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. 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,” Steve Miller, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Walmart U.S. said.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) certified Walmart for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is designated for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands. DeSoto County and the city of Olive Branch also are assisting with the project.

“Northwest Mississippi is an ideal location for companies with extensive shipping needs, like Walmart. The region offers an abundance of transportation options, as well as a dedicated workforce, so Walmart will certainly benefit from these and other business advantages, ensuring the retailer continues to get products to consumers as quickly as possible. MDA appreciates our partners at the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, DeSoto County and the city of Olive Branch. Their leadership and commitment to economic development is evident as we celebrate another economic development win for Mississippi,” MDA Interim Executive Director Laura Hipp noted.

Walmart operates 86 retail stores and employs more than 25,000 workers in Mississippi.

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