Walmart International notches up an omnichannel DC first

Walmart International notches up an omnichannel DC first

Walmart International has opened its first distribution centre with omnichannel management systems in Chile.

The El Peñón facility in the municipality of San Bernardo entailed a total investment of $180 million. "This new DC will allow us to significantly improve our logistical capacity to quickly and efficiently supply 100% of our almost 400 supermarkets from Arica to Punta Arenas while simultaneously strengthening our digital proposition, a channel we have defined as strategic and which will be one of the main engines of growth in the years to come," says Walmart Chile CEO Horacio Barbeito.

"This project is fundamental to the omnichannel strategy that we are developing in the country, as it will better position us to handle the growing demand that e-commerce has created. In this context, we're happy that Walmart's first omnichannel warehouse management systems DC in International is in Chile," he adds.

Last August, Walmart Chile announced an investment of close to $700 million for the next three years, which will consist of opening 50 stores nationwide, the inauguration of 150 new Pickup stations, the remodeling of 60 sales floors and the incorporation of new technologies.

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