New design provides fast, friendly, clean shopping experience
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HORN LAKE, Miss., Aug. 9, 2010 – The Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at 2401 Goodman Road in Horn Lake, will celebrate a grand re-opening this week, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design and customer experience. The results of a two-month remodeling project will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m., Friday, Aug. 13. 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.
“We listened to our customers and have redesigned the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier,” said store manager Jennifer Parakkal.
Mayor Nat Baker said, “The City of Horn Lake is honored and proud to be in partnership with our Walmart Neighborhood Market. They have been extremely involved with the community, not only with the grants they provide, but in supporting many activities in and around our area for the kids as well as businesses. They truly are a tremendous plus for the City of Horn Lake, and we wish them great success.”
New Layout Improves Customer Experience
The remodeled Horn Lake store features a more open shopping environment with wider aisles. 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 Parakkal.
Among the changes, Walmart has expanded the freshly prepared food selection at its deli, and customers are now able to order pizza by the slice at the counter. The store has also added a Site-to-Store pick-up location to the customer service desk at the front of the store. Customers now have ready access to items ordered from walmart.com and shipped directly to the store, 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.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.
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