Walmart officials announced plans Wednesday to do $31 million in store improvements and innovations, in West Virginia in 2019.
The plans call for remodels of six stores, including the location in Morgantown just off of Interstate 68 exit 1. The other five stores are in Barboursville, Beckley, Parkersburg, Summersville and Weirton.
In addition to the remodeling, in West Virginia, Walmart also plans to add its free grocery pick-up service to eight stores, grocery delivery service to nine stores and “Pickup Towers” to nine stores, according to a news release. The Fairmont location already received its Pickup Tower, while the Clarksburg store is set to get one this summer, officials said.
Nineteen West Virginia stores are set to get automated floor scrubbers, while 23 stores are scheduled to get new automated delivery truck unloaders, the release said. Stores in Clarksburg, Elkins, Fairmont and Morgantown are on this list to get these two upgrades, officials said.
“Technology continues to enable consumers to get the products they want, when they want them and no matter where they are,” said Tina Rodriguez, Walmart Regional General Manager for West Virginia. “We recognize the changing landscape and will continue to make new innovations available to meet our customer’s needs regardless if they are shopping in a store, online, or using the Walmart app,” Rodriguez said.