Jan. 27, 2021
By Tom Ward, SVP of Customer Product, Walmart U.S.
Editor's note: As of April 8, 2021, we’ve updated references to local fulfillment centers to market fulfillment centers.
It’s clear that one of Walmart’s competitive advantages is our stores. And today, stores are transforming to serve more and more purposes – we’re using them to fill pickup and delivery orders, make Walmart.com deliveries and more. We have a great operation that will serve us well for years to come, but we aren’t stopping there.
Our customers love the speed and convenience of pickup and delivery, and we’re committed to finding faster ways to serve them, which is why we’re scaling the number of stores that will also serve as market fulfillment centers. We’re already planning dozens of locations, with many more to come.
A market fulfillment center (MFC) is a compact, modular warehouse built within, or added to, a store. In addition to fresh and frozen items, MFCs can store thousands of the items we know customers want most, from consumables to electronics.