Walmart Planning Indiana Store Makeovers


Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans to invest $24 million in improvements to several of its stores throughout Indiana over the next year. The company says it will remodel seven stores and roll out in-store and online innovations at numerous others.

The retail giant says the investment is part of $11 billion in total capital expenditures planned for its fiscal year. The improvements, Walmart says, are designed to better serve customers.

"Walmart has a tremendous impact in Indiana communities, employing more than 40,000 associates in Indiana locations and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hoosier charities," said Rodney Walker, regional general manager for Walmart. "In the next year, Walmart will continue to innovate and improve the shopping experience for Hoosier shoppers, through remodeled stores and bringing game-changing technology."

The stores that are set to be remodeled include: 

  • 2251 E. State Highway 54., Linton
  • 2347 Veterans Memorial Parkway., S. Lafayette
  • 1750 Indianapolis Rd., Greencastle
  • 1920 E. Markland Ave., Kokomo
  • 1600 E. Tipton St., Seymour
  • 400 W. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg
  • 100 Sycamore Estates Dr., Aurora

Some of the technologies coming to more Indiana stores include online grocery pickup. Walmart says the service is currently available at 20 Indiana stores and will be added to 30 more in 2018.

Additionally, the company says it will evaluate opportunities to add its Mobile Express Scan & Go and Pickup Tower technologies to more Indiana stores. Mobile Express Scan & Go, which allows users to scan and pay for items with their mobile devices, is currently available at all Indiana Sam's Club locations and one Walmart store in Terre Haute. The Pickup Tower is currently available at Walmart stores in Aurora, Terre Haute and Warsaw.

The announcement comes two months after Walmart detailed plans to close its store in Rushville, leaving 95 employees out of work, and three months after announcing the closure of three Indiana Sam's Club locations, affecting more than 400 jobs.

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