Walmart on Jefferson City's Stadium Boulevard is set to receive a large overhaul and improvements thanks to an estimated $240 million investment by the company.
The funds will go toward updates and remodels for 41 Missouri stores, including the oldest Jefferson City location. The updates are set to expand shopping options, according to a press release.
The store will expand to include pickup, delivery and express deliveries expedited to less than two hours. They will also expand access to the chain's membership program, Walmart+, which offers free shipping without minimums, free deliveries from stores on orders of more than $35 and a fuel discount for members.
Other planned statewide improvements include revamped interiors, new LED lighting and flooring, bathroom remodels, a private room for nursing mothers and an enhanced Vision Center. The stores will also receive expanded seasonal inventory, additional self-checkout lanes and registers, and the introduction of a touch-free payment option called Walmart Pay.
"Our local stores have never been more important to the way we serve customers today, and in the future," Walmart U.S. Vice President and Regional General Manager Annamarie Diamond said in a statement. "Nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Walmart, so whether someone is shopping in-store, online, through mobile or Pick Up, our brick-and-mortar stores play a role in fulfilling those orders. These investments will make it easier for our stores and associates to get customers what they want, when they want it."
Local management was not able to comment on the project.
Walmart+ launched in 2020, offering exclusive promotions, a rewards program and membership offers for streaming services Spotify and Paramount+. The service is available for $12.95 a month or $98 annually.
Other nearby stores undergoing upgrades include the Eldon location and one on Conley Road in Columbia. Several locations, including the store at 724 W. Stadium Blvd., are already in the middle of renovation work. The company has a strong presence within the state with more than 150 active stores.
The chain plans to celebrate the upgrades with a grand reopening at each store, according to the release. While there is no date set for the Jefferson City location, renovations are expected to take a few weeks. An event is expected to follow later in the fall.
Jefferson City's other Walmart location at 401 Supercenter Drive was not included on the list of stores set to receive the upgrade.