Overhead view of a new Walmart distribution center

Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, is planning to open distribution centers in Illinois and Minnesota in early 2024.

“We’re excited to extend our supply chain network and capabilities for our clubs and members in the region,” said Joseph Godsey, Sam’s Club supply chain senior vice president. “We’re designing our supply chain network to strengthen our omni-channel experience and increase efficiencies and delivery speed to wherever our members decide to shop with us and receive their products.”

These centers are part of a larger strategy to transform the company’s supply chain. Ultimately, they are aiming to improve product availability and speed, both in-club and online.

The 370,000-square-foot Edwardsville, Ill., center is scheduled to open in January. They will commence hiring for the facility this month, employing over 100 people. It will function as a distribution and fulfillment center.

The 365,000-square-foot Shakopee, Minn., center will open in March and employ more than 80 people. It will serve as a multipurpose distribution center, and hiring for this center has already begun.

These announcements follow Sam’s Club’s recent plans to open two other fulfillment centers. These other fulfillment centers will be in Lithia Springs, GA and Oklahoma City.

Dedicated to expanding its network to better serve its members, Sam’s Club has nearly 600 clubs in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.