Article Date 06/12/2019

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Walmart CEO talks upgraded fresh department

Source Canadian Grocer

Walmart has made noticeable improvements to its fresh offering at stores in the U.S., and its CEO recently weighed in on the progress that has been made so far.

The big-box retailer announced on its blog in November that it was making updates to produce sections in the U.S., including wider aisles, new signs highlighting prices and shorter merchandise bins.

"When you walk in the store, you can see the difference. It looks like a fresh market. There's a lot of color. It's in your face. It feels aggressive from a merchandising point of view," said Doug McMillon during an on-stage interview at Barclays Gaming, Lodging, Leisure, Restaurant & Food Retail Conference in New York on Dec. 4.

A transcript of the interview has been published to the retailer's corporate website.

In its most recent quarter, Walmart said online grocery sales rose 41% helped by its expansion of grocery delivery service. Walmart now has more than 3,000 locations for grocery pickup and more than 1,400 locations that offer grocery delivery.

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