Walmart India Ups Its Game In Wholesale With Second Fulfilment Centre

After Mumbai, Walmart has opened its second fulfilment centre in UP

Walmart is aggressively expanding its wholesale store business in India after efforts to focus on compliance with US anti-bribery laws

With Flipkart acquistion, Walmart is looking to battle straight with its arch-rival Amazon in India

Walmart India opened its second fulfilment centre in Lucknow on Monday with an aim to pace up its wholesale operations in the country.  The first such store openedin Mumbai in November 2017.

Wholesale here implies that these stores are only for stakeholders such as hotels, registered resellers and kirana store owners among others who want to buy goods in bulk and for cheap.

The fulfilment centre is a new format of Walmart’s best price cash-and-carry store model that will focus exclusively on FMCG products and staples and will not stock fresh food or electronics.

As Krish Iyer, CEO of Walmart India explained in an earlier media interaction, “While a full-fledged cash-and-carry store will take us about two-and-a-half years to open, the fulfilment centre in Mumbai came up within 60 days of us signing the agreement for the land.”

Thus, we can say the Walmart India’s fulfilment centres to be mini cash and carry stores with a limited range of products.

The Lucknow fulfilment centre will directly deliver grocery and general merchandise to Walmart India’s wholesale clients through ecommerce and other channels.