Ryan McDaniel, the senior vice president of Walmart China’s supply chain, announced a 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Dongguan, China, is part of $1.16 billion Walmart plans to invest in logistics in China.
The Walmart Huanan Fresh Food Distribution Center, which opened in March, serves more than 100 stores in the Guangdong and Guangxi regions and can ship up to 165,000 boxes per day.
Walmart will build 10 or more additional warehouses in China in the next 10-20 years, a Walmart spokesperson told Supply Chain Dive.
Walmart is taking big swings in China, but this facility represents Walmart’s largest investment there since it entered the market 23 years ago. The new facility will reach slightly less than one-quarter of Walmart’s 443 store network in the country.