Walmart Plans Estimated $25 Million in Oregon Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019
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PORTLAND, Ore., April 10, 2019 — Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $25 million this year in Oregon through the remodeling of five stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations. “We’re thrilled to invest in more shopping options to help our Oregon customers save time and money in new ways,” said Travis Bailey, Walmart regional general manager in Oregon. “These innovative technologies give our customers more choices as to how they shop and free up our stellar associates to focus on service. Whether it’s through online, pickup, delivery or a traditional shopping experience, we’re ready to exceed customer expectations in 2019.”
Oregon customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state
2019 Walmart Remodels in Oregon Walmart plans to remodel stores in the following locations: Remodels
  • 1330 Goldfish Farm Rd. SE, Albany, Oregon
  • 220 N. Adair St., Cornelius, Oregon
  • 4550 W. 11th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
  • 1619 Island Ave., Island City, Oregon
  • 3290 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon, Oregon

2019 Walmart Innovations in Oregon 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 innovations that will be launching or expanded this year in Oregon.
(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 eight 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. (2) Grocery Delivery Walmart’s convenient grocery delivery service is also proving to be a hit with customers. This year, Walmart plans to add the service to eight stores, increasing its coverage area in the state. (3) 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 six Pickup Towers to stores across the state. (4) 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 15 stores across the state. (5) 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 13 stores across the state this year.
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