Walmart Plans Estimated $265 Million in Texas Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019

April 10, 2019 1:01 AM

Texas customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $264.9 million this year in Texas through the remodeling of 54 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

“Our primary goal is to save time and money for our customers and there is no better place for shopping and convenience than Walmart,” said Uli Correa, Walmart Regional General Manager. “We’re very excited about rolling out improvements and innovations in 2019 that fit into our customers’ busy lifestyles and make shopping even easier.”

2019 Walmart Remodels in Texas

2019 Walmart Innovations in Texas

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 launching or expanded this year in Texas.

(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 inTexas

InTexas, we serve customers at 596 retail units and online throughWalmart Grocery Pickup, We are proud to employ 168,000 associates inTexas. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $52.4 billion withTexassuppliers in FYE18, which supported 285,000Texassupplier jobs. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are active in the communities where we live and work and invest in communities through local grants, customer engagement and associate volunteer efforts. In FYE18, we contributed more than $113.6 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits inTexas. Learn more at theWalmart Today blog, and ourFacebook,Twitter, Pinterest,Instagramchannels.

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

Laura Aplin, KGBTexas for Walmart

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Source: Walmart Inc.


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