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Walmart Building Milk Processing Facility In Valdosta, GA

Walmart's milk processing facility in Valdosta, Georgia.

Walmart plans to break ground later this year on a milk processing facility in Valdosta, Georgia, that the retail giant says will make its supply chain more resilient and build more transparency around sourcing.

Using ingredients sourced from local farmers, the facility will process and bottle a variety of milk options, including gallon, half gallon, whole, 2 percent, 1 percent, skim and 1 percent chocolate milk for Walmart’s Great Value and Sam’s Club’s Member’s Mark brands. 

The products from the facility, which will create nearly 400 jobs in the area, will supply more than 750 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs in the Southeast. Walmart opened its first milk processing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2018.

Additional recent investments the company has made include opening the first case-ready beef facility in nearby Thomasville, Georgia and building a second one in Olathe, Kansas, as well as making equity investments and long-term commercial agreements with rancher-owned Sustainable Beef LLC and vertical farming company Plenty.

In a statement, the company stated that the Valdosta milk processing facility will be “an important milestone to delivering on our commitment to provide customers access to the high-quality milk they expect.”

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