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Walmart getting $3M new look

The Brewton Walmart is undergoing $3 million in renovations.

Shoppers will have noticed the changes inside the local store, and Manager Chuck McCall said a grand re-opening is slated next month.

“We’re very excited about what’s happening here in Brewton and reveal everything to the public on July 14 at our grand re-opening,” he said.

The local project is part of a massive corporate undertaking for the world’s largest employer as it announced a $135 million import distribution center at the Port of Mobile and a $140 million solar project in Lafayette.

Walmart has also said it plans to remodel its stores in Tuscaloosa, Northport, Alexander City, Guntersville, Enterprise and Mobile to a more open, modern look.

“2017 is going to be an exciting year for Walmart in Alabama as we continue to focus on how to better serve our customers through innovation and investments so they can save both time and money,” said John Tow, Walmart’s regional general manager for Alabama.

“We’ve had a sharp focus on making our store experience second to none and our customers are telling us that our plan is working,” he said. “Our team is energized, and we’re looking forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations for what a great Walmart shopping experience can be like.”

Walmart has 144 stores in Alabama and employs more than 38,000 people.