Walmart is unveiling its newly-remodeled Supercenter on Friday at 7735 N Tryon St., near IKEA and UNC-Charlotte.
Among other features, the new store includes a redone electronics department with interactive displays; additional checkout lines; an expanded baby department; an expanded hardware selection; and new signage, flooring and paint design throughout the store, Walmart said in a statement Wednesday.
The remodeling took about three months, and the store remained open during construction, the retailer said.
The local store’s redesign is part of a larger, company-wide $11 billion spending plan to remodel 500 stores and open 20 new stores across more than two dozen states, according to a recent Business Insider story. The biggest share of the store remodels is taking place in Florida and Texas.
Walmart is the No. 2 grocer in the Charlotte area by market share. The retailer has been expanding its local offerings recently, including with the April launch of its online grocery delivery in Charlotte through Postmates.
To celebrate the grand reopening, Walmart is donating $31,000 in grants to three Charlotte area organizations — the Camino Community Center, INTech Camp for Girls and Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids.
“Our customers are busy and the store updates are designed to help save them time while still offering the one-stop shopping experience they have come to expect from us,” store manager David Thomas said.