Seymour Walmart scheduled for remodel and improvements


The Seymour Walmart is one of seven Indiana Walmart stores scheduled to be remodeled this year in an effort to improve customers’ shopping experiences.

As part of the renovations, the company also plans to add new technologies and services to the store to save people time and money, Walmart announced April 11.

In total, Walmart plans to invest $24 million in Indiana. Other stores included in the plans are those in Linton, south Lafayette, Greencastle, Kokomo, Brownsburg and Aurora.

Seymour Walmart customers will see an updated and expanded fresh foods department, including produce, bakery and deli, a new electronics department, wider aisles and an updated pharmacy with an express lane to cut down on customer wait time, said Anne Hatfield, director of communications.

“The retail world has changed so much, even in the last few years, which is why this push to update local stores is so important to Walmart,” Hatfield said.

The project will take a couple of months and is set to be completed by late fall or early winter.

New signage also will be included in the store to help make it easier for customers to find the items they want, and customers who order items online for in-store pickup will have access to a new pickup tower.

The company is evaluating markets for other services, such as online grocery pickup and mobile express scan-and-go that allow customers to avoid waiting in register lanes.

“Walmart will continue evaluating opportunities to expand their new services to more local customers in the coming year,” Hatfield said.

Nationally, Walmart has budgeted to spend $11 billion in capital expenditures into 2019. The company recently reported sales growth of 2.1 percent, indicating customers are responding well to the company’s business strategy.

“Walmart has a tremendous impact in Indiana communities, employing more than 40,000 associates in Indiana locations and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hoosier charities,” said Rodney Walker, regional general manager for Walmart.

“In the next year, Walmart will continue to innovate and improve the shopping experience for Hoosier shoppers through remodeled stores and bringing game-changing technology to better serve our customers,” he said.

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