SHANGHAI, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Sam's Club, a Walmart-owned membership warehouse club, started construction of its flagship outlet in China on Thursday.
The flagship store is located in the Shanghai Waigaoqiao bonded area of the pilot free trade zone. It will be the largest independent building operated by Sam's Club in China and its third store in Shanghai.
With a construction area of 70,000 square meters, the outlet is expected to open in 2021.
The project will include a Sam's Club, which will have the largest single-floor space among its outlets in China, a selection of service facilities covering catering, entertainment, lifestyle and education and a smart parking lot with more than 1,100 spaces, according to Andrew Miles, president of Sam's Club China.
Sam's Club currently runs 26 outlets in China, and is looking to have 40 to 45 clubs in operation or under construction by the end of 2022. The company so far serves more than 2.8 million members in China, doubling the number from 2015. Enditem