Walmart Supercenters at Baseline Road in Little Rock and Highway 65 North in Conway recently completed remodels that were designed to improve shopper experiences.
The stores added new interactive displays in the electronics department. Online pickup was moved to the front of the stores where customers log into a kiosk and the package is brought to them. The apparel and home areas of the stores were also refreshed with new merchandise added.
Wal-Mart said the produce areas of the stores have been improved with angled, low-profile layouts. A family restroom was also added and the baby department was expanded in these stores.
Greg Foran, CEO of Walmart U.S., said recently the retail giant would be remodeling 500 of its stores this coming year, and in some cases closing under-performing locations.
Last month a Walmart Neighborhood Market on Cantrell Road in Little Rock announced its closure effective Nov. 2. The retailer said there were seven other stores within eight miles of the shuttered location. Foran has said there is little need to build out new stores and more need to improve stores the company already owns.
The two remodels in Central Arkansas will hold ribbon cutting celebrations on Friday (Nov. 10) in Little Rock and Nov. 17 in Conway. Both events begin at 8 a.m.