Walmart China is testing smaller store formats

In an agreement with the logistic partner Dada-JD Daojia, Walmart is trying to find itself an opportunity to extend its business in the country, this time using smaller formats in their stores.

The first store( the first specimen )of this format is located in the smaller city of Chengdu in Sichuan province, the store is opened earlier in December.

The new format is 5,000 sqm which ( the half of the usual format), this allows the store to focus on fresh products. With the new checkout option using WeChat messaging app to ease the process of shopping.

In a press release, according to CNBC.
senior vice president and chief operations officer for Walmart China Stores, Bernardo Perloiro, “The Next Generation Store is one of our future strategic focuses, and we look forward to replicating the learnings across the country once the pilot is successful,”