(8-22-22) Walmart on Monday announced plans to spend $75 million remodeling 12 stores in West Central Ohio, including local stores in Celina Supercenter (1950 Havermann Road), Lima, Beavercreek, Moraine, Englewood, and Springfield.
The projects will expand Walmart’s pickup, delivery, and Express delivery options, the latter of which being a delivery in two hours. Additionally, Walmart plans make its Walmart+ membership available to additional customers. The membership includes free shipping with no minimum purchase price, free delivery from stores with a $35 minimum purchase, a discount on fuel, plus music and streaming subscriptions.
Jessica Villanueva, regional general manager at Walmart
“Our local stores have never been more important to the way we serve customers today and, in the future. These stores serve a substantial number of rural communities, so whether someone is shopping in-store, online, through mobile or Pick Up, our brick-and-mortar stores play an important role in fulfilling those orders. These investments will make it easier for our stores and associates to get customers what they want, when they want it.”
In addition to providing more emphasis on Walmart’s pickup and delivery services, the remodeled stores will offer more self-checkout stations and an overall updated appearance throughout the store. Examples of some of the physical changes to stores will be new paint, signage, lighting and flooring; updated bathrooms and rooms for nursing mothers, Vision Centers, and expansion of departments, such as offering summer merchandise year-round.
Walmart will also offer Walmart Pay as a touchless payment option.
Walmart has 21 supercenters and four Sam’s Clubs in West Central Ohio, employing over 1,000 individuals with an average pay of $17.28 an hour. The complete list of the 12 stores that will be remodeled include: