November 20, 2019

Walmart revamping produce department with more focus on organic

Walmart is making some changes to the aesthetics and organization of its produce departments.

The company, the largest retailer in the U.S., highlighted recent commitments to adding more locally grown and organic produce selections to its stores via a Nov. 20 press release. In addition, Walmart is implementing more lighting and “low-profile” bin displays to its stores and grouping organic options together.

“We’re moving all organic items into one area of the department, so customers who want organic items can enjoy one-stop shopping,” said Charles Redfield, Walmart’s executive vice president of U.S. food.

In addition, there will be larger signage and more space between bins and displays to allow workers and consumers, whether they’re shopping for themselves or a delivery service, to navigate the department easier.

A CNN report noted that competing retailers, including Aldi and Kroger, also have invested in their organic offerings in recent years.

Walmart’s produce department changes have already started in some of its stores, with all locations expected to be finished by the summer of 2020.

Walmart’s revamped produce departments will include more bins and wider aisles. Photo: Walmart