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Oceanside’s College Ave. Walmart Remodel Focuses on Convenience

Just in Time for Back to School

Oceanside CA— Oceanside residents got their first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 705 College Blvd., Oceanside CA, 92057 today following a ribbon-cutting and grant presentation celebrating the completion of the much-anticipated project just in time for Back to School season.

To celebrate the remodels, Walmart presented grants to the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside, the Oceanside School District, the Oceanside Police Department, and the Oceanside Fire Department. The grants come to a grand total of $6,000 for the Oceanside community.

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For the remodel, customers can now enjoy the following store improvements:

  • State-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays that allow customers to try laptops, tablets, mobile phones and more before purchase
  • Expanded home and apparel departments with a new layout and broader assortment with a new dressing room
  • Enhanced baby department with strollers at floor level and easier access to everyday essentials like diapers and formula – these items were already in place prior
  • Improved layout and lighting in produce and bakery
  • Upgraded pharmacy with private consultation room and additional service lanes
  • New Walmart MoneyCenter
  • A larger assortment of industrial and power tools in hardware
  • New lights and register added in the cosmetics area – New lighting was added
  • A larger assortment of industrial and power tools in hardware
  • Newly polished concrete floors

“I’m really looking forward to seeing Oceanside shoppers getting to know the new remodel at our store,” said Store Manager Ryan Brandenburg. “We’re ready to show the Oceanside community around and show them the new updates that will make their shopping experiences easier and more enjoyable.”

Back to School

According to Walmart customers, nearly one-third of parents want to avoid the stress of last-minute back-to-school shopping and almost half want to cash in on the seasonal savings. That’s why Walmart announced its plans to help customers gain back time in a big way by launching new tools that make shopping for the new school year faster and easier.

A Suite of New App and Online Tools for Parents, Teachers and Students – including a new feature on the Walmart app where parents can search and shop for their child’s actual list and then use the app to locate the store aisle the item is in.  Walmart is also launching a new Teacher Shop on http://Walmart.com and a dedicated section in more than 2,100 stores that includes classroom décor items and supplies, like stickers, reward charts, dry erase boards, markers and more.

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Walmart is also helping college students outfit their dorm room with a new way to shop online called Buy the Room, which allows customers to add a group of items to their cart to shop a complete dorm look.

More Ways to Shop without Leaving Your Car (or Home!) – More customers will be able to get their back-to-school shopping done without ever leaving their vehicle, since Walmart has made Online Grocery pickup available in twice as many stores as last year and has doubled the assortment of back-to-school and college products available during the season.

Pickup Makes Packing a Breeze –This year, Walmart is making hundreds more back-to-class items available via Pickup, so parents and students can order all of their supplies and gear online and pick it up at the store closest to campus within seven days of ordering the item. Pickup will also be available for school supplies, offering parents a convenient way to get these items and other back-to-school essentials, like granola bars and new shoes, in one easy trip.

On-trend Assortment –Trending products like glow-in-the-dark and colored glue, paper from certified sustainable sources, FriXion Erasable pens, Rocketbook notebooks, emoji pencil cases and unicorn notebooks are just some of the many new products customers will find. All told, approximately 25 percent of the retailer’s school supply assortment is new.

A+ Prices All Season Long – As always, Walmart will offer incredible prices on school supplies, including 400+ items under $3 and hundreds more under $5. For example, customers will find Composition Notebooks for $.50, 100-Sheet Poly Notebooks for $.87 (Rollback from $1.47), 12-count Crayola Colored Pencils for $.97 (Rollback from $1.84), Crayon Boxes for $1 and 5-ounce Elmer’s Glue for $2.97. Walmart will also offer more than 30 exclusive bonus packs, like Sharpie Pocket Highlighters 4+2 for $2.24, Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils 20+6 for $2.97 and Bic Gel Pens 4+1 for $2.94.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/Walmart2245 for more information about the Oceanside Walmart.

About Walmart

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