Sam’s Club, the high-end membership store of world retailing giant Walmart, is expected to open its flagship store in Shanghai, with a total area of approximately 70,000m2. The opening of the store, the third in the city, is seen as an attempt to stave off the fierce competition from Costco Wholesale stores, reports China Daily.
It will feature more than 4,000 different products, many of which are exclusive to Sam’s Club China with an emphasis on high-quality, fresh, safe, and nutritious products. There will also be direct imports from more than 30 countries and regions around the world.
Andrew Miles, president of Sam’s Club China, said on Wednesday the outlets, growing with their members, are excited to add the flagship outlet into their rapidly expanding footprint, calling it
“a testimony of our commitment to our members and China. We are very excited to welcome the flagship store, which represents our commitment to members and the Chinese market.”
The new store will also incorporate the company’s omni-channel approach combining offline stores with e-commerce. Omni-channel members can purchase online and receive deliveries in one hour.