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Walmart Plans Estimated $31.2 Million in Utah Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019

Salt Lake CityBuilding on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways,Walmart expects to spend an estimated $31.2 million this year in Utah through the remodeling of 6 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.

“Our mission is to serve our customers in new ways that make the shopping experience faster and more convenient than ever,” said Brad Hodsden, Walmart regional general manger for Utah. “The store improvements, new services and innovative technology planned for this year demonstrate Walmart’s commitment to the state of Utah and the communities we serve.”

2019 Walmart Remodels in Utah

Walmart plans to remodel stores in the following locations:

Remodels

  • 949 Grassland Dr, American Fork, UT, 84003
  • 585 N State St, Lindon, UT, 84042
  • 255 S Highway 55, Price, UT, 84501
  • 1851 US-40, Vernal, UT, 84078
  • 625 W Telegraph St, Washington, UT, 84780
  • 5675 W 6200 S, West Valley City, UT, 84118

2019 Walmart Innovations in Utah

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 innovationsthat will be launching or expanded this year in Utah.

  1. Grocery Pickup
  • Busy customers love Walmart’s grocery pickup option. It gives them the convenience of shopping online and the ease of quickly picking up groceries without having to leave their cars. The best part: it’s all at no additional cost. Walmart plans to expand the popular program to more than 8 stores across the state by the end of the year. The company also recently introduced Walmart Voice Order, which allows customers to simply say “Hey Google, talk to Walmart” and the Google Assistant will add items directly to their Walmart Grocery cart.
  1. Grocery Delivery
  1. 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. It’s easy to do– once the order is ready, step up to the Pickup Tower and scan the barcode sent to your smartphone to retrieve your item. This year, Walmart plans to add 8 Pickup Towers to stores across the state.

  1. FAST Unloader

·         Today, product is unloaded as it arrives at the store through a complex, highly manual process that has seen little innovation over the last 50 years – until now. A new system in Walmart backrooms– known as 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 20 stores across the state.

  1. 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 20 stores across the state this year.