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SC Walmart Upgrades

Spartanburg, TR and Greer affected

April 11, 2019 - 4:00 am

The world’s largest retailer is planning to spend millions to upgrade stores across the Palmetto State.

Walmart says it will invest $45 million on dozens of stores in South Carolina with innovations that will increase efficiency and expedite shopping, saving time and money for customers. 

“2019 is going to be an exciting year for Walmart in South Carolina as we continue to focus on how to better serve our customers through innovation and investments so they can save both time and money,” said Sean Real, Walmart’s regional general manager for South Carolina, in a statement. “We are continuing our commitment to improving our store experience in South Carolina through store remodels, while also expanding our technology and innovative offerings that makes shopping faster and more convenient. Our team is energized and we’re looking forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations for what a great Walmart shopping experience can be like.”

Eight locations will undergo makeovers including three in the Upstate; Greer, Spartanburg and Travelers Rest.

Among the upgrades will be things like a cutting-edge electronics department, new apparel brands, new hardware products, revamped bakery, updated pharmacy, grocery pickup and state of the art, 16-foot-tall vending machines that are capable of fulfilling a customer's online order in less than a minute once they arrive at the store.  More stores will be adding grocery delivery, while some will get automated delivery truck unloaders and automated floor scrubbers. 

Of course, many will get new signage, lighting and paint throughout the entire store.

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