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Report: Home Depot to undertake billion-dollar supply chain upgrade

BY Chain Store Age Staff

Home Depot is embarking on an ambitious and costly supply chain upgrade as it looks to speed up the delivery of goods to consumers.

The home improvement giant plans to spend $1.2 billion during the next five years on supply chain initiatives, including adding 170 distribution facilities, reported The Wall Street Journal. The facilities will include dozens of direct fulfillment centers for next-day or same-day deliveries, according to the report.

Mark Holifield, Home Depot’s executive VP of supply chain and product development, told a logistics industry conference that the retailer is realigning its supply chain to a changing retail landscape, the Journal reported.

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