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Walmart to speed up distribution of perishable items through five new warehouses

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FILE PHOTO: View of Walmart's newly remodeled Supercenter, in Teterboro, New Jersey
July 10, 2024
Reuters

(Reuters) - Walmart on Wednesday said it will build five new warehouses with a high tech spin in the United States aiming to bolster and speed up the distribution of perishable products to its 4,600 stores. The distrubition centers (DC) equipped with automation technology will handle temperature-sensitive products like milk, meat and vegetables and fruits that can spoil quickly, unlike ambient DCs which are designed for items that need to be kept in a dry environment at room temperature.

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