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
"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