American retailer Walmart has selected in-store merchandising solutions provider SAS Retail Services in an effort to improve the shopping experience for customers.
The retailer also selected four other preferred service providers (PSPs).
The development is part of the new Walmart Merchandising Service Programme, which aims to centralise work in 5,000 Walmart stores to achieve higher sales, lowering costs, increasing efficiencies and an improved customer experience for Walmart shoppers.
SAS Retail Services president Michael Bellman said: “We are extremely excited to be partnering with Walmart to help enhance the shopping experience for its broad customer-base while driving sales for Walmart and its suppliers.
“Our customised in-store programme will combine state-of-the-art technology and reporting with dedicated resources to ensure timely and accurate execution of their retail merchandising vision.”
As part of the contract with Walmart, SAS Retail Services is required to provide a various services such as modular/category resets, display execution, stocking, product assembly, product recall and fixture/equipment installation.
SAS will also provide POS signage installation, quality control compliance and customer and associate engagement.
Walmart operates more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries.