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Walgreens Plans Liberty, Missouri, Micro-Fulfillment Center

Pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader Walgreens will open a new $30 million high-tech, micro-fulfillment center in Liberty, Missouri. The project is expected to create 200 jobs.

According to the Kansas City Area Development Council, the company will develop a new 65,000-plus square-foot facility at the Liberty Commerce Center, which will open in fall 2022. It is one of nine facilities planned to operate across the nation by the end of 2022.

These fulfillment centers are dedicated to fulfilling retail prescription orders and play an important role in our effort to create the pharmacy of the future, one that further enables our store pharmacy teams to spend more of their time providing front-line patient care, according to Walgreens officials.

“When you combine our state’s top talent in healthcare with our strategic location in the center of the United States, it makes Missouri a perfect fit for Walgreens,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Missouri is home to several health care innovators, and we are excited that Walgreens selected our state for its new micro-fulfillment center. We are looking forward to watching Walgreens continue to grow in Missouri.”

In addition to the established and robust logistics network currently serving retail stores, Walgreens will partner with UPS and FedEx, as well as same-day-delivery companies like Uber and DoorDash for direct-to-consumer shipping.

“As the most centrally located supply chain hub with 15 million square feet of new industrial space expected to be delivered by the end of 2021, the Kansas City region is known for manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “We’re excited to welcome Walgreens’ new high-tech facility to the KC region as the company works to optimize its speed-to-consumer capabilities.”

The Kansas City Area Development Council said it was proud to work with a number of regional partners in attracting Walgreens to the Kansas City area, including the State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, the City of Liberty, Missouri, Liberty Economic Development Corporation, JLL Kansas City, Cushman & Wakefield, NorthPoint Development, Evergy, Spire, Metropolitan Community College and KC SmartPort.

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