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3 Sacramento-area stores part of Walmart remodel effort

FILE - This June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart has removed Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout aisles. The retailer says it was primarily a business decision, but concerns raised by groups over the magazine’s content were heard.
FILE - This June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart has removed Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout aisles. The retailer says it was primarily a business decision, but concerns raised by groups over the magazine’s content were heard. AP Photo

Retail giant Walmart said Wednesday that it plans to spend an estimated $145 million over the next year on new sites, remodels and improvements at its California stores, including three in the Sacramento area.

Walmart said it will do remodels at 3661 Truxel Road in Sacramento, 10655 Folsom Blvd. in Rancho Cordova and 1150 Harter Road in Yuba City.

The company said the local remodels are among 33 statewide. The company also is planning a new Walmart Supercenter in Fresno.

Walmart aims to expand three technology-based services: online grocery pickup operations; a service that enables customers to scan items in-store with their mobile devices and pay instantly; and a “pickup tower” that enables customers to pick up their online orders in less than a minute by scanning a bar code sent to their smartphones.

“Walmart has a long-standing commitment to serving the local communities where it operates, and the improvements planned for 2018 exemplify our dedication to not only serving our customers, but also serving as a community partner,” Todd Siron, a regional vice president for Walmart in California, said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

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