Walmart Plans Major Investment in U.S. Stores
By Jennette Rowan, The Food Institute Blog
APR 11, 2019
Walmart will invest in store upgrades in over 20 states across the U.S. in 2019. In addition to remodels, it plans to expand its free grocery pickup option and delivery options, as well as add online order pickup towers, its FAST product unloading system and autonomous floor scrubbers.
“We want to provide a great shopping experience by investing in our stores and introducing new services that save time and money,” said the Walmart regional general manager for Arizona. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to our customers [and] our confidence in our associates,” reported AZFamily.com (April 10).
Store investments across the country include:
· $69 million to renovate 14 stores in Alabama, reported AL.com.
· $71.8 million to remodel 14 stores in Arizona, reported AZFamily.com.
· $145 million on new store construction and upgrades to 21 stores in California, reported The Orange County Register.
· $173 million on upgrades to Florida stores, reported Tampa Bay Business Journal. (Subscription Required)
· $87.5 million to remodel 16 stores in Illinois, reported SaukValley.com.
· $96 million on upgrades at 19 stores in Indiana, reported TristateHomepage.com.
· $73 million in improvements in Louisiana, reported The Acadiana Advocate.
· $29 million to renovate stores in Maryland, reported CBS Baltimore.
· $45.8 million...
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