“The Walmart Town Center concept is an exciting approach to how we serve our customers by moving beyond the store’s four walls and reimagining how we use our unique assets — our existing stores and the surrounding land — to transform how customers experience Walmart,” a Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider.
Walmart provides details about a few of the new hubs on a website established for the projects. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Walmart is evaluating whether to add health clinics in some of the new “town centers.”
“We envision a more robust and dynamic shopping experience that combines entertainment venues, curated local food vendors, health and fitness services as well as recreational opportunities in a way that connects and engages with the community,” a Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider.
Walmart has established its position as a one-stop shop, but the retailer may be redefining what that means by surrounding its stores with a variety of complementary tenants, according to the report.