Walmart Plans to Spend Estimated $96 Million on New Jersey Stores in 2019
New Jersey customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state
On Apr 10, 2019
Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $96 million this year in New Jersey through the remodeling, relocation or expansion of 13 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations.
“Walmart is strongly committed to enhancing the overall shopping experience in New Jersey,” said Glen Spencer, Walmart’s regional general manager for New Jersey. “We’re investing millions in technology and innovations, as well as in our people. This will significantly benefit our customers, whether they’re shopping in-store or online.”
2019 Walmart Remodels in New Jersey
Walmart plans to remodel stores in the following locations:
1872 Route 88, Brick
2291 North 2nd Street, Millville
55 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton
1885 State Route 57, Suite 100, Hackettstown
Route 513 and I-78, Clinton
1303 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway
326 West Main Street, Freehold
1840 South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown
1 Coopertown Boulevard, Somerdale
1501 US Highway 22, Watchung
220 Enterprise Drive, Rockaway
3159 Route 9 South, Rio Grande (Store Expansion)
1601 W Edgar Rd, Linden (Store Relocation)
2019 Walmart Innovations in New Jersey
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 expanded this year in New Jersey.
(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 seven 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 nine 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 nine 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 six stores across the state this year.