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New Walmart Express Store Opens in Carthage

Smaller store offers convenient access, low prices every day

CARTHAGE, N.C., Nov. 7, 2012 – A new Walmart Express store will open Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Carthage, bringing the community everyday low prices in a smaller format store. The new store is designed to make shopping quick and easy for area customers who want to save money and find what they need close to home. The new Walmart Express store is located at 945 Monroe St.

“The Carthage community is very excited to have this new store, and we are happy to bring them the items they need and want with a smaller, hometown feel,” said store manager Kim Whitehead, who started her Walmart career 11 years ago as a cashier in Rockingham.

The 14,000-square-foot Walmart Express store features a pharmacy and offers groceries and general merchandise, including an assortment of fresh produce, dairy and meats, dry goods, consumables, health and beauty aids, over-the-counter medicines and more. 

“While we endeavor to keep Carthage's small-town character, we also strive to meet the growing needs of our citizens,” said Carthage Town Manager Carol Sparks. “We warmly welcome the new Walmart Express, and the approximately 20 jobs created are much needed.”

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14
Community leaders, including Sparks and Mayor Lee McGraw, will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store.

The Union Pines High School band will perform the national anthem, and the school’s color guard will present the colors. Whitehead, associates and guests will cut the ribbon to officially open the new store. 

On Friday, Nov. 16, the Carthage Walmart Express is celebrating the senior class, faculty and staff of Union Pines High School with a “Senior Salute.” Walmart associates will serve breakfast and offer a Pep Rally to the Class of 2013 at the new store from 7 – 8:15 a.m.

About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 10,300 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $444 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com