WALMART is introducing two new offerings to shoppers this year, and many customers can’t wait to see the changes in stores.
The popular discounter has changed as it plans to focus on greater affordability and convenience for shoppers.
While the company has made headlines in recent months with new store designs and a new bag policy, Walmart is also transitioning its selection of products and services for shoppers.
The US Sun outlined the new changes coming to stores.
1. BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Beauty lovers will be happy to hear that Walmart is adding 50 new products to its beauty department.
All items are from Olive & June, an at-home nail products line that offers items such as nail tools, treatments, nail polish and press-ons.
Olive & June products will be available in over 2,500 Walmart stores nationwide and on the Walmart website.
The popular online beauty line is also available nationwide at Targets.
Olive & June founder and CEO Sarah Gibson Tuttle said in a statement, “The launch of our premium performance nail product line at Walmart brings us one step closer to realizing that dream.”
2. HEALTH CENTERS
Along with the expanded beauty selection, Walmart is expanding its personal and healthcare services.
The company’s Walmart health centers are set to expand, with more than 30 more slated to open by the end of 2024.
To date, only 32 Walmart health centers are operational, but that number will grow to 75 by next year.
The health centers provide affordable dental, medical, psychiatric and behavioral care to those with or without insurance.
Laboratories and X-rays are also available in clinics.
Walmart opened its first clinic in 2019, but by 2024 you’ll see new locations in the following areas:
- 10 locations in the greater Dallas area
- Eight locations in the greater Houston area
- Six locations in the greater Phoenix area
- Four locations in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area
“With 90 percent of the US population living within 10 miles of a Walmart, Walmart Health is in a unique position to provide quality and affordable health and wellness services where our neighbors already live and shop,” Walmart said in a statement.
CHANGES FOR WALMART
In addition to expanding its products and services for shoppers, Walmart is also looking for ways to increase convenience for customers.
Several other changes are underway, including a new $130 million design plan.
Walmart confirmed that 28 stores will be converted under the chain’s new “store of the future” layout.
The new design includes showrooms, revamped digital displays and mock bedrooms to help shoppers better visualize the products in their own homes.
In addition, the new bedroom displays will be equipped with QR codes that customers can scan with their smartphones.
So far, more than 1,000 locations have been designed in the “Store of the Future” design.
Walmart is also adding several new ways for shoppers to order products.
This includes a text-to-shop feature that only went live in December 2022.
The process is as simple as texting the items you need, then checking out via SMS or the Walmart app before choosing your time for pickup or delivery.
Walmart has also jumped into the drone delivery game.
The retail giant first launched its drone delivery service in 2021 and it is now available in 36 stores in seven states.
The service allows customers to have their orders delivered in 30 minutes or less.
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