Walmart continues to experiment with smaller stores.
The discount giant has opened a new convenience store concept in Plano, Texas, and has similar stores in the pipeline throughout the Dallas area, reported the Dallas Business Journal. Walmart first tested the format, which it is calling “Walmart Fuel Stations,” in 2017 with two locations, one in Rogers, Arkansas, and one in Crowley, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, according to the report.
Walmart’s convenient store concept is still in the trial phrase, Anne Hatfield, the chain’s director communications for Texas, told the Dallas Business Journal.
The location in Plano is 2,900 sq. ft., with eight fuel pumps and a walk-in store that features a variety of c-store staples.