Walmart completes second Long Island supercenter, plans a third


The world’s largest retailer has finished converting its Farmingdale store to a supercenter — with a new grocery store and a building expansion that added about 40% more square feet.

During times of economic stress, like the current recession, discount stores like Walmart fare well. “And especially now with the pandemic, we continue to see people consolidating shopping trips, so going to a store just like a Walmart, that definitely helps quite a bit,” said Joe Feldman, senior retail analyst at Telsey Advisory Group, a brokerage firm in Manhattan.

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