Walmart announced it would build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., that will enter operation in summer 2017.
The more than 250,000-square-foot facility will produce Great Value and Member’s Mark white and chocolate milk for more than 600 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
“By operating our own plant and working directly with the dairy supply chain in the Midwest, we’ll further reduce operating costs and pass those savings on to our customers so that they can save money,” Tony Airoso, SVP of sourcing strategy for Walmart U.S., said in a press release. “This facility is an example of how we are always finding efficiencies within the supply chain to deliver everyday low prices and high quality groceries.”
The retailer said the plant would create more than 200 jobs.