Source: Walmart news release
Walmart is committed to delivering high-quality milk to meet the growing demand of our customers. Today, we’re excited to share we are furthering that commitment with the opening of an owned and operated milk processing facility in Valdosta, Georgia.
The new facility, which will break ground later this year and create nearly 400 Walmart jobs in the Valdosta community, has innovation at its core. It will bolster our capacity to meet the demand for high-quality milk, while making our supply chain more resilient, and building even more transparency around sourcing.
Using ingredients sourced from local farmers, the new facility will process and bottle a variety of milk options including gallon, half gallon, whole, 2%, 1%, skim and 1% chocolate milk for Walmart’s Great Value and Sam’s Club’s Member’s Mark brands. The products from the facility will serve more than 750 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs in the Southeast.
The new facility continues Walmart’s commitment to building a more resilient and transparent supply chain to deliver high-quality products. Walmart opened its first milk processing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2018. Additional investments include opening our first case-ready beef facility in Thomasville, Georgia and building a second case-ready beef facility in Olathe, Kansas, as well as making equity investments and long-term commercial agreements with rancher-owned Sustainable Beef LLC and vertical farming company Plenty.
Once opened, our milk processing facility in Valdosta, Georgia will be an important milestone to delivering on our commitment to provide customers access to the high-quality milk they expect at the Every Day Low Prices they rely on.
We’re excited about what this new facility means for our Walmart customers, regional farmers and for the community of Valdosta.