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Pantego Walmart Unveils New Design, More Opportunities to Save

 Associates celebrate completion of remodel with grand re-opening event

PANTEGO, Texas, Sept. 24, 2010 – The Pantego Walmart, located at 260 W. Pioneer Parkway, will celebrate a grand re-opening this week, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design and customer experience. The results of a three-month remodeling project will be unveiled at the Pantego Walmart, Friday, Oct. 1, during a grand re-opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Among the many improvements are a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage to make the shopping experience more convenient for customers than ever before.

“We listened to our customers and have redesigned the store to make shopping at Walmart even easier,” said assistant store manager David Godso.

New Layout Improves Customer Experience

The remodeled Pantego store features a more open shopping environment with wider aisles that contain no product displays. Walmart also aligned the departments that customers shop most frequently, making it quicker to purchase everyday items.

“The new layout is easier to navigate, which will save our customers time as they shop for necessities,” said Godso.

A bright interior paint scheme and enhanced lighting create a more inviting shopping experience and help define the store’s merchandise areas. Low-profile shelving creates an improved sightline and directional signage helps customers find the products they need.

Expanded Departments Add Value and Savings

The remodel also brings Walmart customers expanded dairy and frozen food departments and a broader assortment of dry grocery items including baking goods.

Grand Re-opening Activities Include Support for Local Organizations

The grand re-opening celebration is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 a.m., and will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by associate Sharon Bean and a group of charter associates who have been with the store since the original opening in 2002. The community is invited to join Michelle Jones and her fellow associates as they perform the national anthem and as the colors are presented. The store will serve cake, coffee and punch to the community during the grand re-opening celebration.

"Walmart is a vital member of our community," said Mayor Melody Paradise. "We appreciate the support Walmart provides our community with their resources. The investment in the remodeling of our Pantego store also shows Walmart's belief in and commitment to our growth and revitalization of Pantego's commercial district," she continued.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $2 billion to U.S. hunger relief efforts through 2015. The Fighting Hunger Together campaign will also engage Walmart customers and associates in the fight against hunger. More information can be found at walmart.com/fightinghunger.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.0 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

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