Walmart has announced multi-million dollar capital investments to improve 18 existing stores in Missouri, including its location in Osage Beach, according to a press release from the retail giant.

Walmart has announced multi-million dollar capital investments to improve 18 existing stores in Missouri, including its location in Osage Beach, according to a press release from the retail giant. 

The investment plan announced on June 28, 2017 calls for millions of dollars in additional investment in regards to store operations, technology and associate opportunities across the state. 

The goal is provide customers with more choices on how, when and where they shop, according to the press release. 

“We’re going to make shopping with us faster, easier and more enjoyable,” Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon said. “We’ll do more than just save customers money, and you, our associates, will make the difference. Looking ahead, we will compete with technology, but win with people. We will be people-led and tech-empowered.”

Specific improvements to the stores include state-of-the-art electronics departments with interactive displays; the relocation of Walmart Pickup to the front of the store; the creation of additional self-checkout lanes; enhanced baby departments; refreshed pharmacies and store layouts that are easier to navigate, and feature improved flow, wider aisles and lower fixtures for better lines of sight.

Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service is one of many ways Walmart is helping to make shopping faster and easier than ever before. The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without ever leaving their cars. 

“2017 is going to be an exciting year for Walmart in Missouri as we continue to focus on how to better serve our customers through innovation and investments so they can save both time and money,” said Terry Nannie, Walmart Vice President and Regional General Manager in Missouri. “We’ve had a sharp focus on making our store experience second to none and our customers are telling us that our plan is working. Our team is energized and we’re looking forward to exceeding our customer’s expectations for what a great Walmart shopping experience can be like.”