Name of business: Turlock Walmart Neighborhood Market
Type of business: Grocery store
Location: 2480 Geer Rd., Turlock
Hours: 5 a.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday; Deli open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Contact information: 209-226-7000
Specialty: Newly-remodeled, open layout
History of business:
Last week the Turlock Walmart Neighborhood Market unveiled a storewide remodel that focuses on providing more options for customers, from a new deli and bakery department that’s three times its original size to an increase in products storewide.
“With Walmart’s everyday low price and the expanded selection, it’s a one-stop shop,” store manager Craig Holder said.
The Turlock location is just one of five Walmart Neighborhood Markets to receive a facelift that includes a more “visually-appealing” layout, Holder said, and the company soon intends to roll out the prototype to the rest of the country.
New additions to the store include a deli and bakery complete with a service counter, relocation of the meat selection to a central location with the rest of the fresh groceries, like fruits and vegetables, larger signage, a consultation room for the pharmacy and a greater variety of products.
Holder said the difference between the old Walmart Neighborhood Market and the new one is that before, the product mix wasn’t quite in line with what grocery stores should typically have. The store has decreased its amount of general merchandise, he said, and filled in the gaps with more dry groceries, meat and produce.
In the deli, customers can choose from a variety of sliced meats and cheese in addition to a new selection of party trays, and orders can even be called into the store ahead of time.
“The entire fresh experience just took a major step forward – from produce, to meat, to dairy – but the expanded deli and bakery is, without a doubt, going to steal the show,” said Holder. “We listened to our customers and Walmart has come through in a big way.”