Walmart plans to open a miniature version of its typical store on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta in the second quarter of this year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It will be the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer’s smallest store in the U.S.
The Walmart on Campus concept is a test format that focuses on pharmacy, basic grocery, health and beauty aids and general merchandise products, a Walmart spokesperson told the AJC.
The Georgia Tech outlet will be 2,500 s.f. Walmart Neighborhood Markets average 40,000 s.f. and Walmart Express stores average about 15,000 s.f.
Georgia Tech will be Walmart’s second college campus location. The first, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, opened in 2011.
In addition to the limited mix of goods that will be available at the store, Walmart also will offer check cashing and bill paying services.