Lower profile shelving, wider aisles, new signage and flooring are all part of a 500-store remodel plan from Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart Inc.
The company also plans to open 20 new stores, and expand online grocery pickup to 1,000 more stores in 2018. The upgrades are concentrated in Florida and Texas, according to a Business Insider article, where the company plans to spend $477 million on 82 store remodels and 14 new locations.
The company also is releasing a revamped Walmart.com in May that offers a “cleaner, more modern digital shopping experience,” that Marc Lore, president and CEO of Walmart U.S. calls a “dramatic change” for the company.
Upgrades include more personalization, and local store profiles, a feature that shows the top selling items at the user’s nearby store that lists availability of online grocery, order status and “Easy Reorder.”
Part of the personalization includes the site tailoring to a shopper’s preferences, like customizing the experience for online grocery shoppers featuring quick and easy reordering of essentials.