Walmart Puerto Rico today announced the remodelling of its Supercenter stores in Canóvanas and Barceloneta, as well as Supermarkets Amigo de Guaynabo and Guayama, with an investment of over $ 7 million.
With these new projects, Walmart indicated that it exceeds the $ 30 million invested in Puerto Rico after the onslaught of Hurricane Maria in the past 18 months, between recovery and reconstruction efforts, remodelling and expansion of stores.
Iván Báez, director of public and government affairs at Walmart Puerto Rico, said: “We continue to invest in Puerto Rico and continue to expand our support to the local and business industry, expanding services and updating our stores around the islands.” He added that the commitment to the island ranges from the community to the gondola, since 80% of the products sold in Walmart stores come from suppliers in Puerto Rico.
In Canóvanas work will be done in all areas: the Deli, optics, pharmacy, customer service and sales floor, in addition to the expansion of the Money Center. Meanwhile, in Barceloneta will be added the section, “Electronics of the Future” and the store will have terminals “self-checkout, for customers to process and pay for their purchases, and the floor area will be expanded, for the convenience of all customers.
In Amigo Supermarkets, the investment is around $ 2.7 million in improvements to the Guayama and Guaynabo facilities. These remodels will include a new Deli, the “Electronic of the Future” section and “self-checkout” terminals, which have been so convenient to accelerate the process of paying for purchases in stores.
“We receive millions of clients a year, thousands of Puerto Rican families every day and we take pride in offering quality merchandise at affordable prices so they can save more and live better. We have done it since we opened our first store in the Island more than 25 years ago, and we will continue doing it because we believe in Puerto Rico and we continue betting on the economic development of the country, “said Báez.