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Walmart remodeling, adding new services to six Kentucky stores

Retailer expanding shopping options and empowering customers across the commonwealth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 21, 2018) — Walmart today announced it expects to remodel six stores in Kentucky this fiscal year, as well as roll out several in-store and online innovations designed to help customers save time and money.

Walmart recently reported solid comp sales growth of 2.1 percent (excluding fuel) for the company’s first quarter ending April 27, 2018, indicating customers are responding well to the company’s business strategy. The plan is to continue improving stores and accelerating innovation to make shopping faster and easier for customers across the state.

“Shopping online or inside Walmart stores has never been easier,” said Thomas Underwood, vice president and regional general manager for Walmart. “In 2017, Kentucky customers were among the first in the nation to try our new Walmart Pickup Tower. This year, Walmart and Sam’s Clubs across the commonwealth will get to experience additional new technologies like grocery delivery. Walmart is reshaping the future of retail with innovations that make shopping faster and more intuitive.”

Walmart is remodeling stores in the following Kentucky locations this fiscal year:

• Ashland, Ky.
• Fort Wright, Ky.
• Monticello, Ky.
• Lexington, Ky.
• Carrollton, Ky.
• Princeton, Ky.

2018 Walmart In-Store and Online Innovations in Kentucky

Walmart continues to innovate how it serves customers, helping them save time and money by creating a seamless shopping experience that empowers customers to shop when, where and how they want.

In addition to continuing to test new technologies that transform how customers shop, Walmart plans to expand several innovative services that deliver greater convenience and faster services, including:

Online Grocery Pickup
• Kentucky customers can order Walmart groceries online and pick them up without ever having to unbuckle their seat belts. The service is free and prices through Walmart Online Grocery are the same as in-store.
• Walmart currently offers Grocery Pickup at 24 Kentucky stores. Walmart plans to expand Grocery Pickup to at least 13 additional stores across the state this fiscal year.