On Walmart's website is an article explaining their plans for e-commerce expansion. Walmart plans to increase investments in e-commerce and digital initiatives to the tune of between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion for this year. They plan a decrease in square foot expansion due to increased e-commerce investments.
Walmart spokesman realize that their business and customers are evolving and plan to slow physical growth and invest more in e-commerce initiatives. They expect an increase in global e-commerce sales of around 25% in 2016 and a growth of 30-40% in the years 2016-2018.
New online fulfillment centers will be built in Gergia and Pennsylvania, Brazil and China.