Ryan McDaniel, Senior Vice President of Walmart China Supply Chain, announced on Monday that Walmart will increase its investment in its supply-chain logistics by RMB 8 billion, or about $1.2 billion.

In addition to building the first customised perishable food distribution centre, the South China Fresh Food Distribution Centre, the company plans to build or upgrade more than 10 logistics distribution centres over the next 10-20 years.

Walmart invested more than RMB 700 million to build the South China Fresh Food Distribution Centre, which has been in operation since March 2019. It currently serves more than 100 Walmart stores in Guangdong and Guangxi, with daily distributing capacity of up to 165,000 cases of products.

The new fresh food distribution centre passed the Brand Reputation through Compliance (BRCGS) Warehousing and Distribution Global Standard Certification, making it the first distribution centre in China’s retail industry to attain this certification.

Ryan McDaniel, said: “Walmart continues to increase investment in supply-chain logistics in order to enable our omni-channel development, continue to provide our Chinese customers with great fresh products, and improve our service. We will invest to build more than 10 in China in the next 10-20 years.”

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