Walmart plans $68M investment toward 12 N.J. stores

By Emily Bader
New Jersey | Apr 11, 2018 at 11:32 am

Walmart expects to spend about $68 million in New Jersey this year through the opening, expansion and remodeling of 12 stores as well as the rollout of several new in-store and online innovations, it announced Wednesday.

The spend is part of Walmart’s total capital expenditure of approximately $11 billion for fiscal year 2019, which was outlined last October at the company’s annual meeting and reiterated in February.

“At Walmart, we’re always seeking opportunities to improve, in every facet of what we do,” said Glen Spencer, a Walmart regional manager in New Jersey. “This multimillion-dollar commitment to our stores and technology will provide customers with a significantly enhanced shopping experience, whether they’re in one of our stores or making a purchase online.”

The following are new store construction, expansion and remodels in New Jersey:

New store:

  • Walmart Supercenter, Mount Laurel, opening Spring 2018.

Store expansions:

  • 979 US 1 South., North Brunswick;
  • 2501 Route 130 S., Cinnaminson;
  • 3159 Route 9 South., Rio Grand.

Remodels:

  • 2501 Route 130 S., Cinnaminson;
  • 1740 Route 38.,  Lumberton;
  • 150 E Route 70., Marlton;
  • 3159 Route 9 South., Rio Grand;
  • 3501 Route 42., Turnersville;
  • 150 Harrison Ave., Kearny;
  • 360 US Highway 9 Route N., Woodbridge;
  • 979 US 1 South., North Brunswick;
  • 1872 Route 88., Brick;
  • 4900 U.S. 9., Howell;
  • 300 Wootton St., Boonton;

Walmart said it also plans to expand several of its services, including:

Online grocery pickup

New Jersey customers will be able to order Walmart groceries online and pick them up without having to get out of the car. The services is free and prices through Walmart Online Grocery are the same as in-store.

It currently offers grocery pickup at eight New Jersey locations and plans to roll-out 13 new locations in 2018 and 2019.

 Walmart Pickup Towers

The Pickup Tower allows customers to pick up their online orders in less than a minute by scanning a bar code sent to their smartphone.

It is currently available at the Secacus Walmart.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader