Walmart to invest $75M in N.J. stores; Secaucus Supercenter celebrates completion

Attention, Hudson County Walmart shoppers — the renovation of Walmart‘s Supercenter at 400 Park Place in Secaucus is now complete.

The remodel is part of Walmart’s commitment to investing more than $75 million over two years to update and reconfigure 11 stores in New Jersey. The Secaucus store is designated as a flagship store, of which there are nine in the country and three in New Jersey (North Bergen, Teterboro and Secaucus).

Not only does Walmart’s investment add local jobs, but the store transformations will also create an updated experience for customers, including expanded shopping options to help them save time and money.

Walmart associates and local community leaders will mark the Secaucus Supercenter’s completed renovation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, community celebration and the unveiling of a community-inspired mural.

The store’s new mural is an eye-catching installation that highlights the Secaucus Greenway, the award-winning, 2.2-mile, raised boardwalk popular for birding, running and walking.

“I’m excited to offer New Jerseyans yet another Walmart ‘Flagship Store’ experience, adding the Secaucus store transformation to our innovative Flagship stores in Teterboro and North Bergan,” Walmart Regional General Manager Nico Vassol said. “I am so proud of how our associates have taken care of our customers, and each other, through the remodel experience and I am grateful for the strong leadership here and in surrounding stores.”

Vassol also said Walmart’s investment adds to its free college for its associates through Live Better U, to sourcing $15.3 billion in products from New Jersey suppliers, to hosting free wellness events in local communities.

The transformation at the Secaucus Walmart is a part of Walmart’s “Signature Experience,” which looks to inspire customers and elevate their in-store experience.

Some of the new interactive features now available to customers include:

  • Activated corners: Displays are featured at the corners of home lines, baby and apparel to pull customers in and help them touch, feel and become a part of the space;
  • Elevated departments: Transformed stores feature displays showcasing products that are out of their boxes so customers can imagine them fitting into their daily lives;
  • Entertainment of the future: State-of-the-art electronics department with more demo stations for products;
  • Reconfigured store layout: To provide more convenient access to well-shopped areas;
  • New products and categories: Expanded pet department; new apparel brands like Reebok, Polo, Chaps, Sam & Libby and more; and new cosmetics lines like: Mario Badescu, By Terry, Beauty Space and Philip B.;
  • Improvements at checkout: Front-end transformation that will speed up checkout time;
  • Refreshed interior and exterior: Including paint and signage for easier navigation through the store;
  • Lighting enhancements: New fixtures and LED lighting throughout the store; and
  • Digital touchpoints: New touchpoints located throughout the store help.


Walmart’s philanthropy remains strongly committed and aims to help its neighbors live better by strengthening the local communities where its associates and customers live. By supporting them through volunteerism, disaster relief and every day in the store, Walmart continues to make an impact.

Last year, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation donated $7.2 million in cash and in kind to communities in New Jersey.

To reinforce Walmart’s dedication to the communities it serves, $11,000 in grants were gifted tothe following local nonprofit organizations:

  • $5,000 to the Secaucus Youth Alliance;
  • $2,000 to the Secaucus Police Benevolent Association;
  • $2,000 to the Meadowlands YMCA;
  • $2,000 to the Secaucus Fire Department.