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Business Insider reports on how Walmart’s capital plans for the coming year include “remodeling 500 stores and opening 20 new stores across more than two dozen states as part of an $11 billion spending plan.

According to the story, “The biggest share of the remodels will happen in Florida and Texas, where the company is spending a combined $477 million to open 14 new stores and remodel 82 others. Shoppers will see many changes including wider aisles, shorter shelving, new signs and flooring, and a redesigned electronics department with interactive displays.”

Business Insider also notes that “the retailer is bringing online grocery pickup to 1,000 additional stores this year, adding pickup towers for online orders to another 500 stores, and expanding Mobile Express Scan & Go, which allows shoppers to scan and pay for items with their smartphones.”
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