Walmart Invests in Logistics in China


According to a Walmart press release on July 5th, the company intends investing an additional $1.2 billion in upgrading distribution centers and transport over the next ten years.  The South China Fresh Food Distribution Center opened in March at a cost of $100 million is 350,000 square feet in extent and services more than 100 stores in Guangdong and Guangxi.  The distribution center received global standard certification through compliance in warehousing and distribution.


Walmart has operated in China since 1996 with the first store opened in Shenzhen.  Walmart operates stores in shopping malls, free standing Sam’s Club stores and Huisafe supermarkets.