Walmart is a giant in the brick and mortar store arena with an increasing presence in the online world that is largely dominated by Amazon.
Looking at the increasing sales for online retailers, one would think that it is the end of brick and mortar stores. However, if you look at the numbers closely, you’ll see that e-commerce does not come close to materially affecting brick-and-mortar sales.
Based on that we gathered store location data from Walmart.com to gain insight on stores and services provided by them across the United States.
Number of Walmart Stores
Total Stores in the 50 US States: 4,697
Stores by State
Walmart stores are located in 2,651 cities.
Texas leads with the 517 stores and is followed by Florida and California.
The chart below shows the top 20 states with the highest number of stores.
Cities with the most stores
Out of the top 20 cities that have the highest number of Walmart stores, 5 of them are from Texas.
San Antonio has the highest number of stores – 33 stores, followed by Houston, Jacksonville, and Orlando.
Walmart offers 6 different types of stores
- Walmart Discount Stores
- Walmart Supercenter
- Walmart Express
- Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Walmart Pharmacy
- Walmart Fuel Store
Types of stores by State
The interactive chart below shows the number of store types in each state.
The backbone of the Walmart empire is the Supercenter, with a total of 3,302 of them. Walmart’s Supercenters rely on regular traffic from consumers to carry over to its other retail department’s. Supercenters consist of 70.3% of total Walmart store locations while Neighborhood Markets comprise of 15.06%.
Neighborhood markets, which have the same size as Whole Foods markets, are successful because they are almost entirely grocery stores along with household supplies and health items.
Express stores (a smaller version of a typical Walmart) have a similar focus on grocery. But with the declining sales in 2016, Walmart decided to stop Express store locations, concentrating more on Neighborhood Markets and bolstering its Supercenters.
The interactive pie chart below shows the percentage of Walmart Store Types in each state:
The 4,000-square-foot Walmart convenience stores, called Walmart Pickup and Fuel, is a new kind of gas station that offers more than just coffee, snacks, and fuel. Currently, there are only two, one in Colorado and Alabama.
Walmart is looking for new ways to help customers cut down on time and money. The service Walmart Pickup enables you to order items online and pick those items up at any Walmart store, completely free. Walmart even delivers groceries at your doorstep, using 800 store locations to fulfill orders.
Since the launch of AmazonFresh pickup service and Whole Foods two-hour delivery expanding nationwide, Amazon can dominate online grocery soon enough. But Walmart is focusing more on its e-commerce business and adding more Pickup services. If Walmart expands their grocery pickup service it can be serious competition with other major retail services.
Most Walmart stores are open all day long, with a good amount opening between 6 am and 8 am.
There are 3,002 Walmart stores open all day long from Monday to Friday.
64% of Walmart Stores are open 24 hours and 27% of their stores open at 6 am.
The chart below shows the opening timings of Walmart on Monday to Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Services provided at the Stores
Walmart provides a numerous amount of services for customers, including retail goods, pharmacy, financial, wireless and photo lab services.
Walmart is developing closer ties with health insurer Humana Inc, offering basic medical services to Walmart stores. It’s a great way to boost Walmart’s brick-and-mortar sales with the increasing pressure from Amazon.com Inc. By deepening its existing partnership with Humana, or even acquiring the company, Walmart stores can turn into health care centers and attract more customers. Walmart is the world’s largest grocer, which means it could use Humana’s data to prompt customers to buy certain groceries at its stores.
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