Walmart Is Dropping A Major Change That Will Impact the Way You Shop

published Aug 17, 2023
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Noblesville - Circa May 2023: Walmart discount retailer. Walmart offers goods in local stores, on the internet, and on its Walmart app.
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One of the best perks of shopping at membership clubs such as Sam’s Club or Costco is the abundance of sample stations available throughout the store. No matter how old you are, snagging some free samples at your local grocery store is a fun pastime. If done correctly, a quick tour around the store will leave you with a fantastic plate of finger foods to snack on while you shop. And if you ask me, it doesn’t get much better than that!

Now there’s one more superstore joining the sample station mix: Walmart

Walmart originally began testing the in-store demo stations at 25 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this past April, and have now expanded the program to 120 different locations. By the end of the year, Walmart aims to have the new service implemented in 1,000 stores nationwide. 

So how is this service intended to work? The demos will take place every weekend from Friday to Sunday, and suppliers will be granted the opportunity to bring in their new or existing products for Walmart customers to sample for free. Walmart plans to sell the demo stations to advertisers and, in turn, increase their ad revenue in the process. We, for one, can’t wait for Walmart’s new sample stations to roll out. We’ll definitely be grabbing some as we peruse the aisles for groceries and kitchen appliances!