Sam’s Club to open 30 new stores, invest in supply chain

Sam’s Club said it will expand its use of automated fulfillment as the wholesale chain prepares to open 30 new stores across the U.S. over the next several years. The retailer will open five fulfillment and distribution centers in 2023, with the first location set to open in Georgia in Q3. The facilities will feature “state-of-the-art automation and robotics,” according to a release. Sam’s Club also plans to add more fulfillment space within its new stores — which, at 160,000 square feet, are set to be larger than most current locations. The new stores will have space dedicated to curbside pickup and home deliveries.