NEW PORT RICHEY, FL — On Black Friday, Tampa area residents can get a look at newly remodeled Walmart stores in New Port Richey and Largo.

The remodels include several department transformations, the expansion of contact-free checkout experiences, new product offerings and technology enhancements that will help customers save time and make shopping easier. The upgrades will also complement the measures the company has taken in its U.S. stores to help protect associates and customers from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Completing remodels were the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 9020 Ulmerton Road, Largo, and the Walmart Supercenter, 8745 State Road 54, New Port Richey.

Customers will enjoy the following store improvements, across locations:

  • Overall modernized grocery layout, with a focus on wider shopping aisles and additional space for new items

  • New deli offerings featuring pre-sliced meats and cheeses as well as a larger assortment of hot case items

  • Brighter, refreshed bakery and deli departments

  • Expanded selection of beer and wine in the grocery department

  • State-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays that allow customers to test out electronics in person before purchasing

  • New signage, fixtures, LED lighting and flooring throughout the entire store for better line of sight and easier navigation

  • Refreshed interior and exterior, including painting and signage

  • Modern, remodeled bathrooms

“As we look towards a unique holiday season, we are proud to debut store upgrades that will make shopping trips a little easier for families,” said Selvesta Miller, store manager for the New Port Richey Walmart Supercenter. “From expanded and better-organized product offerings to improved signage and store navigation tools, we’re here for our customers from start to finish.”

Walmart will continue to innovate to help customers save time and money including offerings like:

  • Pickup – Walmart’s pickup option gives customers the convenience of shopping online and the ease of quickly picking up groceries without having to leave their cars. The best part: it’s all at no additional cost. Customers shopping using SNAP also have the option to use pickup services in most states.

  • Delivery – Walmart’s convenient delivery service is also proving to be a hit with customers. Even more, Walmart has now made both pickup and delivery contact free.

Along with these upgrades to the stores, the retailer will continue to help protect associates and customers from the impact of the coronavirus by:

  • Enacting deep-cleaning and sanitizing protocols with guidance from the CDC, which includes a thorough cleaning of key areas of the stores (Front entrance, carts, registers and bathrooms etc.).

  • Conducting health screenings and temperature checks on our associates prior to them beginning their shifts.

  • Requiring all associates to wear Walmart-issued or otherwise approved masks at all times.

  • Limiting the number of customers who can be in a store at the same time.

  • Adding sneeze guards to our checkout lanes and pharmacy areas.

  • Installing floor decals at the entrances and in checkout lanes to support social distancing.

  • Adjusted operating hours (7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) to help associates restock shelves while continuing to clean and sanitize the store.

  • Enacting an emergency leave policy for associates who are unable or uncomfortable coming to work.

  • Continuing to stress our requirement that those customers who can wear protective facial coverings while inside the building do so.

  • If you are age 60 and up, self-quarantining, high-risk or have tested positive for the coronavirus, many stores are offering pharmacy pickup & delivery services to help you get the medication you need. (Note: Not all options may be available at all stores.)

  • Drive-Thru: More than 1,300 Walmart stores have pharmacy drive-thru service across the country.

  • No-Contact Curbside Pickup: Walmart can bring your prescription right out to your car using a no-contact method.

  • Mail Delivery: If you can’t make it to a local store, Walmart will deliver medication to your door.

This article originally appeared on the New Port Richey Patch

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