Aberdeen Walmart Unveils New Design
The Walmart at 250 Turner St. in Aberdeen celebrated a grand reopening Wednesday, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company's next generation of store design and customer experience.
The results of a three-month remodeling project were formally unveiled during the 8 a.m. ceremony. 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 Brady Rowland.
The remodeled 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," Rowland said.
A bright interior paint scheme and enhanced lighting creates a more inviting shopping experience and helps define the store's merchandise areas.
Low-profile shelving creates an improved sightline and directional signage helps customers find the products they need.
The remodel also brings Walmart customers an expanded electronics department featuring a wide selection of the latest consumer electronics and home entertainment.
The new design includes a more hands-on experience for customers with interactive displays for hi-definition Blu-ray, video gaming and portable electronics. The interactive experience enables shoppers to test new technology.
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.
A group from the Teen Challenge program performed the national anthem, and four associates who have worked at the store since its opening in 1987, cut the ribbon.
During the ceremony, store associates presented more than $12,000 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to local service organizations, including Aberdeen Elementary School, Communities in Schools, Moore Buddies, Moore County Chamber of Commerce, Sandhills Children's Center, Teen Challenge and The First Tee.
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