Walmart customers in Kitty Hawk were welcomed inside the newly transformed Supercenter at 5400 N. Croatan Highway Suite 100 last week as the much-anticipated project is now complete.
The store’s associates marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, community celebration and a community inspired mural unveiling by local artist, Pamela Mower-Conner. The event was attended by local Kitty Hawk organizations and elected officials including Mayor Craig Gariss, Councilwoman Charlotte Walker, incoming Kitty Hawk Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Robert DeFazio, Dare County Commissioner Steve House, Kitty Hawk Police Department Interim Chief James Helms as well as representatives from the Beach Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, Kitty Hawk Town Council, Kitty Hawk Fire Department and American Legion Riders Post 288 and Post 26.
During last week’s celebration, Walmart store manager Lisa Lovelace highlighted the Supercenter’s transformed departments as well as the new interactive features now available to customers, including:
- Expanded online, pickup and delivery services
- New digital menu boards, expanded self-check-out options and updated registers
- New platform displays and light fixtures
- New and expanded service desk
- Freshly painted interior and exterior
- Kitty Hawk-inspired mural
- New restrooms for customers
- New and expanded merchandise in every department
- New signage throughout the store
“This remodel will allow us to better serve our customers by providing an elevated shopping experience through enhanced services and storewide improvements,” said Lovelace. “Our store is a proud champion of the Kitty Hawk community, and we look forward to continuing to support the area in which we live, work and serve.”
To reinforce Walmart’s dedication to the communities it serves, the store manager presented $6,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations, including:
- $3,000 to Toys for Tots
- $1,500 to Beach Food Pantry
- $1,500 to Kitty Hawk Police Department
The Supercenter’s new mural, designed and illustrated by local artist, Pamela Mower-Conner, is an eye-catching piece that reflects the diversity and local cultures of Kitty Hawk, and is part of Walmart’s Community Mural Program, the largest public-facing art installation celebrating communities across America. Walmart’s Community Mural Program is an important part of each store transformation and furthers Walmart’s commitment to the local community.
Kitty Hawk’s Walmart transformations are a part of Walmart’s Signature Experience, which seeks to inspire customers and elevate their in-store experience. Upgrades at the Kitty Hawk Walmart Supercenter include:
- Activated corners: Exciting displays are featured at the corners of certain departments to pull customers in and help them touch, feel and become a part of the space, allowing them to discover all that Walmart has to offer.
- Elevated departments: Transformed stores feature displays showcasing products that are out of their boxes so customers can imagine them fitting into their daily lives.
- More space to discover: Walmart has purposefully created more space for customers to explore and discover the breadth and depth of what their local store has to offer.
- Digital touchpoints: These new touchpoints located throughout the store help to communicate to customers the vast range of products and services Walmart offers online through the use of QR codes and digital screens.
- For example, in Walmart’s Pets area, a customer may scan the QR code to find additional dog bed options, learn about Walmart’s pet insurance service options or have a 20-pound bag of kibble delivered to their door.
In addition, Kitty Hawk Walmart customers can save time and money by shopping when, where, and how they want. The Kitty Hawk store continues to offer the following innovations:
- Pickup – Walmart’s Pickup option has become a favorite among busy shoppers. It provides the convenience of online shopping and allows them to quickly collect their groceries without stepping out of their vehicles. The best part is that Walmart Grocery Pickup is completely free of charge. Furthermore, customers using SNAP in most states have the option to avail themselves of the pickup service as well.
- Delivery – Walmart’s convenient delivery service is also a hit with customers. Even more, Walmart has now made both pickup and delivery contact free. Express delivery – customers now have the option to have their deliveries made in under two hours.
- Walmart Pay – a touch-free way to pay
This membership program is designed to save customers time and money with free, unlimited deliveries, member prices for gas, use of the Scan and Go app, allowing the scanning and payment of products while shopping for quicker checkout and exclusive access to select deals before the general public. Walmart+ costs $98/year ($12.95/month) and includes a 15-day free trial period (Available for sign-up at walmart.com). Items available for free delivery include groceries, electronics, toys, and household goods. To take advantage of Walmart’s new shopping features, customers can download the Walmart app through Apple Store or Google Play.
To take advantage of these Walmart shopping features, customers can download the Walmart app through Apple Store or Google Play.