Walmart wil inves $81 million on Ohio stores this year.

Area Walmart stores part of major technology upgrade across Ohio

Walmart will spend $81 million on new technology and store upgrades this year.

The advancements are expected to change the way people shop and how associates serve customers, according to statement from Walmart.

Changes include 14 store remodels, free grocery pickup additions at 51 stores, grocery delivery at 27 stores, pickup towers at 19 stores, automated floor scrubber at 63 stores and 46 automated delivery truck unloaders.

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Wilmington’s Walmart will be among the remodels. The retail giant also has scheduled Dayton-area locations in Franklin, Beavercreek, Springfield, Middletown and Hamilton to have autonomous floor scrubbers before the end of the year. The automated unloaders are planned for Beavercreek and Xenia.

“Customers continue to base their shopping decisions not only on the lowest price but also convenience. In 2019 Walmart will continue to offer innovations that are saving them their money and their time,” said Dann Moore, Walmart’s regional general manager for northwestern, central and southern Ohio. “Our focus has been on making the entire shopping experience, inside our stores and online, easier and more convenient.”

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