Walmart Plans Estimated $145 Million in California New Store Construction, Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019

April 10, 2019 3:01 AM

California customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $145 million this year in California through the opening and remodeling of 21 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

“The investments in California stores Walmart has planned this year demonstrate our commitment to our customers and the communities where we operate,”said Todd Siron, a regional vice president and general manager for Walmart in California. “The upcoming store remodels and innovations are exciting for both shoppers and associates alike and are centered on helping our customers save time and money.”

2019 Walmart New Store Construction and Remodels in California

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

New Store Construction


2019 Walmart Innovations in California

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 California.

(1) Grocery Pickup

(2) Grocery Delivery

(3) Walmart Pickup Towers

(4) FAST Unloader

(5) Autonomous Floor Scrubber

Background and Context

About Walmart in California

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 California, we serve customers at303retail units and online throughWalmart Online Grocery,http://Walmart.comand ourfamily of brands. We are proud to employ 91,124associates inCalifornia. Walmart supports local businesses, spending$24 billionwithCaliforniasuppliers in FYE18and supporting257,706Californiasupplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FY18, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than$61 millionin cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits inCaliforniaand ourCaliforniaassociates volunteered more than39 thousandhours with local causes. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting ourcorporate websiteand ourInstagram,FacebookandTwitterchannels.

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

Kim Ericksen


Source: Walmart Inc.


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