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Walgreens Expansion Announces In Liberty

Walgreens announced it will open a new $30 million, high-tech fulfillment center in the Kansas City metro area. The new operation, located in a 65,000-square-foot space in Liberty, is expected to create 200 new jobs.

The mini-fulfillment model that will be used by the new facility will increase the rate of delivering packages to stores, to lockers for pick-up, and directly to customer homes. In addition to the established logistics network serving stores, Walgreens will partner with FedEx and UPS, as well as companies such as Uber and Doordash for direct-to-consumer shipping. The jobs created by the project primarily include pharmacist and pharmacy technician positions.

The Kansas City region’s Walgreens facility will join the company’s two existing micro-fulfillment centers in Texas and Arizona, with eight more facilities planned to open by the end of 2022.

For this expansion, Walgreens used the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.

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