Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cookeville Walmart Unveils New Design

The Cookeville Walmart, located at 768 S. Jefferson Ave., will celebrate a grand re-opening this week, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design. Walmart officials say the results of a three-month remodeling project will be unveiled at the Cookeville Walmart at 8 a.m. Friday, July 16. Among the improvements, they say, are a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, a bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage.

“We listened to our customers and have redesigned the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier,” said store manager Brad Downs.

The remodeled Cookeville store features a more open shopping environment with wider aisles. Walmart also aligned the departments that customers shop most frequently, making it quicker to purchase everyday items.

“The new layout is easier to navigate, which will save our customers time as they shop for necessities,” said Downs.

Among the changes, Walmart has combined the Site-to-Store pick-up location and photo lab into a single area at the rear of the store. The remodel also brings Walmart customers an expanded electronics department, and a new department called Celebration Station has been added and will feature party supplies, greeting cards, balloons and helium tanks, cake supplies and gift wrap. The grand re-opening celebration is scheduled to begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. During the ceremony, store associates will present grants from the Walmart Foundation to local organizations.