'Walmart To Go' is the Brand's Take on the Convenience Store Format

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 21, 2016
References: grocery.walmart & retaildesignblog.net
Walmart is typically thought of as a big-box store where it's possible to purchase just about everything under the sun—but the retailer is now moving into a new territory with Walmart To Go. This is a new convenience store prototype for the brand that condenses the assortment of groceries and freshly prepared foods with other products that are typically found in convenience stores.

In 2015, this design was recognized by the Association for Retail Environments as a gold award winner in the convenience store category. From the loft-like interior detailing and the subtle "W" shaping of the columns at the adjacent gas station, there are dozens of clever design decisions to support this prototype as a winner.

The first small-format Walmart is now open in the brand's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.