Walmart Plans Estimated $83 Million in Pennsylvania Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019

April 10, 2019 12:29 AM

Pennsylvania customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $83 million this year in Pennsylvania through the remodeling of 15 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

“Pennsylvania Walmart stores continue to evolve to best meet the preferences of our valued customers and the more than 53,000 associates who serve as the heart of our efforts to exceed customer expectations,” said Ann-Louise Almeida, Walmart Regional Manager for Pennsylvania. “The exciting recent innovations we’ve seen in Pennsylvania include online grocery pickup and grocery delivery at more than 50 stores statewide, providing a number of easy ways for customers to shop for essential items online, while never having to leave their vehicles. Additionally, more than 30 Pickup Towers across Pennsylvaniaand customer-friendly services such “Check Out with Me” have made it easier than ever for shoppers to save not only money, but valuable time as well.

“Combined with skills-based training support for associates, including the use of virtual reality to simulate real-world scenarios, Walmart is redefining the retail experience for all Pennsylvania customers and creating a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that helps our customers live better by providing unmatched value and industry-leading convenience.”

2019 Walmart Remodels in Pennsylvania

Walmart plans to remodel stores in the following locations:

Remodels

2019 Walmart Innovations in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania.

(1) Grocery Pickup

(2) Grocery Delivery

(3) Walmart Pickup Towers

(4) FAST Unloader

(5) Autonomous Floor Scrubber

Background and Context

About Walmart in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania we serve customers at 161 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, http://Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ more than 53,900 associates in Pennsylvania. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $11.2 billion with Pennsylvania suppliers in FYE 2018 and supporting more than 131,500 Pennsylvania supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FY 18, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $32.7 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Pennsylvania and our Pennsylvania associates volunteered more than 46,890 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.)

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Source: Walmart Inc.

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