Walmart plans $71.8M in Arizona store improvements
Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $71.8 million this year in Arizona through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.
“We want to provide a great shopping experience by investing in our stores and introducing new services that save time and money,” said Todd Peterson, Walmart regional general manager for Arizona. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to our customers, our confidence in our associates and the importance of the state of Arizona to our business.”
2019 Walmart Remodels in Arizona
Walmart plans to remodel stores in the following locations:
• 5329 – 4435 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086
• 1370 – 2840 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
• 1334 – 100 S Ragus Rd, Claypool, AZ 85532
• 1299 – 2003 E Rodeo Dr, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
• 1846 – 199 W, 5th St, Douglas, AZ 85607
• 3846 – 2725 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213
• 1442 – 1017 Haul Rd, Page, AZ 86040
• 2512 – 1825 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023
• 1149 – 755 S 20th Ave, Safford, AZ 85546
• 1417 – 3050 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301
• 2112 – 4915 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
• 1240 – 500 AZ-90, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
• 5626 – 1260 E Tucson Marketplace Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85713
• 3377 – 2823 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746
2019 Walmart Innovations in Arizona
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 Arizona.
1. Grocery Pickup
Busy customers love Walmart’s grocery pickup option. It gives them the convenience of shopping online and the ease of quickly picking up groceries without having to leave their cars. The best part: it’s all at no additional cost. Walmart plans to expand the popular program to more than 34 stores across the state by the end of the year. The company also recently introduced Walmart Voice Order, which allows customers to simply say “Hey Google, talk to Walmart” and the Google Assistant will add items directly to their Walmart Grocery cart.
2. Grocery Delivery
Walmart’s convenient grocery delivery service is also proving to be a hit with customers. This year, Walmart plans to add the service to 20 stores, increasing its coverage area in the state.
3. Walmart Pickup Towers
Walmart Pickup Towers are 16-feet tall, high-tech vending machines capable of fulfilling a customer’s online order in less than a minute once they arrive at the store. It’s easy to do– once the order is ready, step up to the Pickup Tower and scan the barcode sent to your smartphone to retrieve your item. This year, Walmart plans to add 15 Pickup Towers to stores across the state.
4. FAST Unloader
Today, product is unloaded as it arrives at the store through a complex, highly manual process that has seen little innovation over the last 50 years – until now. A new system in Walmart backrooms– known as FAST-automatically scans and sorts items that come off trucks based on priority and department, allowing associates to spend less time unloading in the backroom and more time on the sales floor with customers. This year, Walmart plans to expand the technology to 41 stores across the state.
5. Autonomous Floor Scrubber
The autonomous floor scrubber uses assisted autonomy technology to perform the task of cleaning and scrubbing the concrete floors in stores. The company plans to expand the technology to 48 stores across the state this year.