This Friday, Walmart will celebrate the “Second Best Day” for 117 stores nationwide – including its store in Howell – the largest single-day rollout of re-grand openings in company history. The re-grand opening projects represent more than half a billion dollars in capital investments, and customers will be welcomed into the improved Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets with ceremonies, ribbon cuttings and family-friendly activities to commemorate the occasion.
The Howell store will also give several grants to local charities, including $2,500 to the Howell Township Police Department for its annual “Shop with a Cop” event; $1,500 to Girl Scouts of Monmouth County; $1,500 to Spread Kindness of Lakewood, a local nonprofit helping those in need; and $1,500 to United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
Customers shopping enhanced stores can expect to see:
- Refreshed interior and exterior: New paint, updated flooring throughout the store, modernized restrooms, and new fixtures and LED lighting for better and brighter line of sight throughout the store.
- New Signage allowing for easier navigation while shopping in store and using the Walmart App.
- More shopping carts in each store for customer convenience.
- Front end transformation: Increased check-out options, including staffed lanes and self-checkout areas
- Larger Online Grocery Pickup and Deliver areas to accommodate growing demand and to serve more customers shopping with us online
- Grab & Go: New grab and go sections are being added to grocery areas for quick meal and drink options.
- Activated corners: Exciting displays are featured at the corners of certain departments to pull customers in and help them touch, feel and become a part of the space.
- Elevated departments: Transformed stores feature displays showcasing products out of their boxes, so customers can visualize fitting them into their daily lives.
- More space to discover: Walmart has purposefully created more space for customers to explore and discover what their local store has to offer.
- Digital touchpoints: New touchpoints located throughout the store help communicate the range of products and services offered online through QR codes and digital screens.
- For example, in Walmart’s Pets area, customers may scan the QR code to find additional dog bed options, learn about Walmart’s pet insurance service options or have a 20-pound bag of kibble delivered to their door.
- Expanded Pharmacies: For easier customer access, many pharmacies have been moved to the front of the store and have been expanded to allow for new private screening rooms for pharmacist consultations and services.
- Updated Customer Service Area for additional room, ease and comfort.
- Mother’s Room with comfortable, clean and private area for nursing mothers.
- Vision Center: Walmart’s Vision Center experience is designed around the customer that offers an assort of quality eyeglasses and sunglasses with prescription lenses.
- New Dollar Shop at store entrances with seasonally relevant products.