Walmart Plans Estimated $173 Million in Florida New Store Construction, Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019

April 10, 2019 12:17 AM

Florida customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $173 million this year in Florida through the opening and remodeling of 34 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

“Our leadership has a fantastic vision for how we need to evolve and adopt to further position us as a leader in retail innovation, and I’m proud of the work our associates are doing to stay at the forefront of that change,” said Elise Vasquez-Warner, a vice president and regional general manager for Walmart in Florida. “If you consider that almost every innovation being tested in the company right now is happening in our state, you can see why Florida is such an important area geographically for the business. We’re certainly building off strong momentum from last year to serve our Florida customers in new and exciting ways and help our associates work smarter, easier and faster.”

2019 Walmart New Store Construction and Remodels in Florida

Walmart plans to build and remodel stores in the following locations:

New Store Construction

Remodels

Central Florida

North Florida

South Florida

2019 Walmart Innovations in Florida

Walmart will continue to innovate to help customers save time and money by creating a seamless shopping experience that gives them the options to shop when, where and how they want. The following are examples of the customer-focused innovations that will be expanded this year in Florida.

(1) Grocery Pickup

(2) Grocery Delivery

(3) Walmart Pickup Towers

(4) Autonomous Shelf Scanner

(5) FAST Unloader

(6) Autonomous Floor Scrubber

Background and Context

About Walmart in Florida

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In Florida, we serve customers at 386 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, http://Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ 105,888 associates in Florida. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $8 billion with Florida suppliers in FYE 2019 and supporting 116,428 Florida supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FYE 2018, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $81.9 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Florida, and our Florida associates volunteered more than 53,900 hours with local causes. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting our corporate website and our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels.

(*Editor’s Note: The photos above, and video, are available for download here.)

Christina Morton, APR

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