Renovated store offers a glimpse into the next generation of shopping
WETUMPKA, Ala., Sept. 24, 2010 – The Wetumpka Walmart, located at 4538 U.S. Highway 231, will celebrate a grand re-opening this week, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design and customer experience. The results of a three-month remodeling project will be unveiled at the Wetumpka Walmart at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 1. Among the many improvements are a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage to make the shopping experience more convenient for customers than ever before.
“We listened to our customers and have redesigned the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier,” said store manager Angie Wilson.
New Layout Improves Customer Experience
The remodeled Wetumpka store features a more open shopping environment with wider aisles that contain no product displays. Walmart also aligned the departments that customers shop most frequently, making it quicker to purchase everyday items.
“The new layout is easier to navigate, which will save our customers time as they shop for necessities,” said Wilson.
Among the changes, Walmart has combined the Site-to-Store pick-up location and photo lab into a single area at the rear of the store. Customers now have ready access to these services as well as associates who can provide assistance as needed.
A bright interior paint scheme and enhanced lighting create a more inviting shopping experience and help define the store’s merchandise areas. Low-profile shelving creates an improved sightline and directional signage helps customers find the products they need.
Grand Re-opening Activities
The grand re-opening celebration is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 a.m. Members of the Chamber of Commerce along with Walmart associates who have been with the company 20 years or more will be cutting the ribbon. Walmart associate Carla Webster will perform the national anthem and the Wetumpka High School R.O.T.C. will present the colors. Among those in attendance will be Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis.
During the ceremony, store associates will present a $500 grant from the Walmart Foundation to Eclectic Middle School.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $2 billion to U.S. hunger relief efforts through 2015. The Fighting Hunger Together campaign will also engage Walmart customers and associates in the fight against hunger. More information can be found at walmart.com/fightinghunger.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.0 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.