The retailer said that the stores were in “strongly Hispanic neighbourhoods” and would feature a “new lay-out, signing and product assortment designed to make them even more relevant to local Hispanic customers”. The staff will also be bilingual.
Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club warehouse store also plans to open a 143,000 sq ft Hispanic-focused store called Más Club in Houston this year.
Other supermarket chains (e.g., Publix, HEB) are opening similar stores, and a great many retailers, including Walmart, are customizing some of their stores to reflect the demographics of their area. It probably is relevant, as well, that the head guy at Walmar's US stores was formerly the head of Walmart Mexico.