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Environmental Leader reports that “Walmart plans to break ground on a new high-tech grocery distribution center in Shafter, California. Computer algorithms deployed at the facility are expected to improve efficiency, lower transportation costs, and reduce food waste, the retailer says … Walmart associates will use technology from global automated logistics system solutions company WITRON to manage how boxes of perishable groceries such as produce, eggs, and flowers get packed onto pallets for shipping.”

The technological advances in the new distribution center, the company says, will help it move 40 percent more product than a traditional one.
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