Walmart has announced major changes coming to its stores in 2023.
One of the changes is the expansion of the beauty department and the rollout of more tech-infused stores.
Olive & June, a beauty brand known for home nail care products, has been launched at Walmart stores nationwide.
Currently, over 50 different products are available at approximately 2,500 Walmart stores nationwide.
Products are also available for purchase on the retailer’s website.
As of its Jan. 5 release, the brand became the first and only brand at Walmart to “provide solutions across all nail categories,” according to a press release.
The brand offers nail tools, treatments, polishes and press-ons.
Reduction of disposable bags
Since 2020, Walmart has been working to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags in its stores.
So far, 10 states have banned bags: Vermont, Maine, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, New York, Oregon and New Jersey.
Colorado was due to join the ban in 2024, but Walmart stores have gone ahead and banned the bag from New Year’s Day.
“Beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023, Walmart stores in Colorado will no longer offer single-use plastic or paper bags at checkout or pickup. Shipping will transition to paper bags,” said Walmart Global Communications, West US. Director Lauren Willis said. , told Best Life.
In addition, 118 Walmart stores in New York will stop using single-use paper bags on January 18th.
Walmart’s reusable bags will still be available in New York and Colorado, according to Best Life.
tech forward store
In November, a Walmart store in Beaver Creek, Ohio, was revamped and considered the “store of the future.”
A Walmart official at the time said it was the only store of its kind in the state, according to the Dayton Daily News.
The store includes a bedroom and bathroom display assembled using items from Walmart.
The displays have QR codes that shoppers can scan to learn more about featured products.
The store also features digital displays and a wider selection of domestic brands.
In 2021, the first interactive Walmart store will be introduced in Arkansas.
A year later, the company announced it had refurbished an additional 1,000 stores with interactive designs.
In 2022, Walmart has announced it will spend $150 million to upgrade 28 stores in Wisconsin, according to Post-Crescent.
Walmart has yet to announce plans to renovate more stores.