Walmart expects to spend an estimated $73 million this year in Louisiana through the remodeling of 15 stores, including several in northwest Louisiana, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.
“We can’t wait for Louisiana customers to experience the new and innovative ways Walmart is enhancing the retail experience,” said James Winchester, regional manager of Walmart in Louisiana. “From Pickup Towers to the brand-new Walmart Voice Order, Walmart is continuously developing new technology that will enhance convenience and save customers time and money.”
Walmart plans to remodel stores in the following northwest Louisiana locations:R
- 1379 Homer Road, Minden
- 1645 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
- 925 Keyser Ave., Natchitoches
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 Louisiana.
- Grocery Pickup — Walmart plans to expand the popular program to more than 23 stores across the state by the end of the year.
- Grocery Delivery— This year, Walmart plans to add the service to 25 stores, increasing its coverage area in the state.
- 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. This year, Walmart plans to add 17 Pickup Towers to stores across the state.
- Autonomous Shelf Scanner — These scanners use automation to scan shelves and help identify where in-stock levels are low, prices are wrong, or labels are missing. In addition, the scanners provide a real-time view of inventory in the store. This year, Walmart plans to expand the technology to four additional stores across the state.
- FAST Unloader — 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 33 stores across the state.
- 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 40 stores across the state this year.