Walmart stores is now getting a new look
Hundreds of Walmart stores have undergone renovations on Monday to attract more customers and keep them in stores longer.
Our goal is to get them to shop at Walmart for things other than groceries and everyday necessities.
During the pandemic, big box stores were flooded with stay-at-home gadgets, including huge televisions and exercise equipment. When people began to return to their pre-pandemic lives – and inflation took a bite – they stopped making those kinds of discretionary purchases.
Target and other rivals have fared better than Walmart in recent months, but Walmart can’t escape consumers focusing more on their needs than their wants. Despite being competitive with Target and other discounters on food sales, the retailer has struggled to attract shoppers to buy items that generate larger profits, such as home goods and electronics.
To keep customers engaged and shopping throughout the store, Walmart reopened 117 stores in 30 states at a cost of half a billion dollars. More than 1,400 of its more than 4,500 stores nationwide have been updated over the past two years as part of a $9 billion investment.
A Walmart store will undergo a makeover to modernize its look and experience, the company said.
Walmart’s pharmacies have been relocated to the front of the store, and private screening rooms have been added.
The retailer said it will also feature touch-and-feel end-of-aisle displays to entice shoppers to interact with home goods, such as bedding.