Memphis Walmart unveils new design in Whitehaven store | Business
The Memphis Walmart, located at 5255 Elvis Presley Blvd., re-opened this month, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design and customer experience. It took the company three months to complete the remodeling project.
Among the many improvements are a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage to make the shopping experience more convenient for customers than ever before.
“We listened to our customers and have redesigned the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier,” said store manager Larry Crayton.
The remodeled Memphis store features a more open shopping environment with wider aisles that contain no product displays. Walmart also aligned the departments that customers shop most frequently, making it quicker to purchase everyday items.
“The new layout is easier to navigate, which will save our customers time as they shop for necessities,” said Crayton.
Among the changes, Walmart has combined the Site-to-Store pick-up location and photo lab into a single area at the rear of the store. Customers now have ready access to these services as well as associates who can provide assistance as needed.
A bright interior paint scheme and enhanced lighting create a more inviting shopping experience and help define the store’s merchandise areas. Low-profile shelving creates an improved sightline and directional signage helps customers find the products they need.
A new department called Celebration Station has been added and will feature party supplies, greeting cards, balloons and helium tanks, cake supplies and gift wrap.
During the re-opening ceremony, store associates presented $5,000 in grants to local organizations from the Walmart Foundation. Since the store on Elvis Presley Boulevard opened in February 2005, it has given over $150,000 in grants and donations.