Walmart launches 117 redesigned stores with ‘modern, highly connected’ design

Walmart It celebrates the grand reopening of 117 redesigned stores across the U.S. on Monday (October 30), marking the largest single-day grand reopening launch in its history.

It’s the latest step in a process in which Walmart has invested more than $9 billion to upgrade more than 1,400 stores nationwide over the past two years, Hunter Hart, senior vice president at Walmart Realty, said in a blog post Monday on the retailer’s website.

“Every change is thoughtful,” Hart said in the post. “They are all moving toward a greater goal: meeting our customers where they are, and leveraging our stores to welcome people to a more modern, more connected Walmart.”

As they approach the redesigned stores, customers will see revamped exteriors and interiors featuring new paint, signage and more shopping carts, according to the post.

Inside the store, Walmart has expanded its pharmacies and updated its vision centers, the post said. The pharmacies have been moved to the front of the store, providing new private examination rooms for consultations and pharmacy services. The Vision Center experience has also been redesigned, offering an expanded selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Walmart also added,Activated angles“With interactive displays allowing customers to interact with items for each post. Additionally, large and bulky merchandise has been pulled out of boxes so customers can better experience the items. Digital touchpoints have also been strategically placed throughout the store to provide customers with more information about Products and services.

The remodeled stores also have more space, according to the post. Having more space makes the shopping experience easier for customers and allows associates to work more efficiently. There is also more space for Walmart’s carryout and delivery businesses.

At the front of each location, the remodeled stores include a new dollar store featuring seasonal related products, a Grab and Go section offering a variety of convenient food options, and updated checkout areas offering options like Walmart + Express Lane or touchless, the post said. : Walmart Pay.

“We have plans to continue our remodeling program through 2024, bringing updated stores to more of the communities we serve,” Hart said in the post.

Consumers are increasingly prioritizing convenience when making shopping decisions, leading to the emergence of “One stop shop“The concept,” Denise Incandela, executive vice president of apparel and private brands at Walmart, told PYMNTS in an interview published in September.

“We’re on a journey right now,” Incandela said as she described the progress of Walmart’s store renovation efforts. “We’ve really focused on creating an inspiring shopping experience where the product is the hero.”

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