Thayer Walmart undergoing an extensive remodel

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Thayer Walmart, located at 333 E. Walnut, is in the midst of an extensive renovation. The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out and will soon represent the latest in Walmart's store design and customer experience.

The new design is based on feedback from customers and will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need.

"We are excited to bring an improved shopping experience to our customers," said store manager Jason Greer. "We listened to our customers and are redesigning the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier," he added.

Every department of the store will be updated including all new shelving, signs, flooring and product assortment. The store will also feature a new layout designed to make shopping for everyday items easier and faster by aligning the products customers purchase the most.

The store will remain open during the renovations, including all departments and services. Maps of the store layout will be available at the entrance and directional signage will be located throughout the store. The majority of construction and moving will be completed during the overnight hours to make shopping easier for customers.

The Thayer Walmart hired approximately 30 additional associates to help with the remodel, and completion of the project is slated for mid June.

Walmart is rolling out this new design project at several of its stores throughout the country. In fact, the retailer will bring the new look to nearly 80 percent of its existing stores through the aggressive remodel program over the next few years.

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