SupplyChainDive.com reported on February 28th on Amazon’s decision to cancel, delay, or close 33 warehouses across the country. One of the impacted facilities is the former Walmart on Germantown Pike in East Norriton, which Amazon converted, but never opened. According to information in the SupplyChainDive.com article, Amazon has listed the East Norriton facility is categorized as delayed.
From the article:
After a whirlwind of facility openings to keep up with the pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom, Amazon made big cuts to its operating costs throughout 2022 as excess capacity in its fulfillment network weighed on profitability. Those efforts are slated to continue this year.
In a Feb. 2 earnings call, Amazon President and CEO Andy Jassy said reducing the cost to serve customers within the company’s operations is a top priority. Amazon’s aggressive efforts to expand its fulfillment center and transportation network have created areas within it where the company is working to become more efficient and productive.
The article does not provide any details on when the East Norriton facility is expected to open. You can read the full article here.