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Walmart To Open Fifth Fulfillment Center In Stockton, CA

Walmart's Stockton fulfillment center rendering

Walmart plans to open its fifth “next-generation” fulfillment center in Stockton, California, in 2026.

The new 900,000-square-foot facility at 150 Mariposa Road in Stockton – about 50-miles south of Sacramento – will enable the retailer to fulfill online orders throughout the west coast with greater speed and efficiency.

Increased order capacity means faster shipping speeds

The Stockton fulfillment center will be the fifth of Walmart’s “next generation” facilities, combining employees with technology and machine learning to provide the West Coast with faster shipping and delivery, while increasing fulfillment capacity for online orders.

The site will feature an automated storage and retrieval system that streamlines a manual, 12-step process down to five steps. The benefits of the new technology include more comfort for employees, double the storage capacity and twice the number of customer orders Walmart can fulfill in a day, expanding next- or two-day shipping for customers.

“The announcement of our high-tech fulfillment center in Stockton commemorates yet another significant stride in our omni-channel retail efforts,” said Karisa Sprague, SVP of fulfillment network operations for Walmart U.S.

“In response to increasing customer demand for online shopping, we are implementing technology to enhance delivery speed and accuracy for our customers, all the while creating new and exciting technology-empowered career paths for our associates.”

Combined with the rest of Walmart’s fulfillment network, “next generation” fulfillment centers will enable the retailer to reach 95 percent of the U.S. population with next- or two-day shipping. Walmart Fulfillment Services, Walmart’s end-to-end third-party fulfillment service, will also use the space to fulfill third-party marketplace items.

“The new Stockton facility is another great example of how Walmart is people-led and tech-powered. It’s an investment in technology that will pave the way for good jobs and great careers for our associates,” said Maren Waggoner, SVP of end-to-end people operations at Walmart U.S.

“I look forward to seeing the positive impact this facility will have on the Central Valley community, creating new opportunities to work with cutting edge technology and lasting career growth with Walmart.”

Walmart recently opened a fulfillment center in McCordsville, Indiana, as well as a market fulfillment center in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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