Supply chain hub

Walgreens, a neighborhood health destination serving nine million customers each day, will open a new $30 million high-tech, micro-fulfillment center in the Kansas City region, in Missouri


Walgreens’ new 65,000-plus-square-foot facility will create 200 jobs in Liberty. It is one of nine new facilities planned to operate across the US by the end of 2022. According to Walgreens: ‘These fulfillment centers are dedicated to fulfilling retail prescription orders and play an important role in our effort to create the pharmacy of the future, one that further enables our store pharmacy teams to spend more of their time providing front-line patient care.’

“As the most centrally located supply chain hub with 15 million-square-feet of new industrial space expected to be delivered by the end of 2021, the Kansas City region is known for manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution,” said Tim Cowden, President and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “We’re excited to welcome Walgreens’ new high-tech facility to the KC region as the company works to optimize its speed-to-consumer capabilities.”