DALLAS, Texas -- Walmart will be opening more stores in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to the Dallas Morning News.
A 2,900-square-foot convenience store with eight fuel pumps will open in the North Dallas suburb of Plano on Wednesday. Three more convenience stores are planned for the suburbs of Arlington, Lake Worth and Lewisville later this year, said a Walmart spokeswoman.
Last year, Walmart opened a convenience store in Crowley, south of Fort Worth, featuring the traditional trappings: an ICEE machine, hotdog roller grill and a walk-in refrigerator packed with beer. Another opened in Rogers, Arkansas, near Walmart's Bentonville headquarters, and one is planned for Avon, Ohio. The convenience stores are still in test mode, the spokeswoman said.
All of the small stores are located in Supercenter parking lots that didn't have gasoline pumps. They are part of Walmart's strategy to find ways to offer customers more convenience. The Walmart convenience stores will be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.