New Walmart Express Store Opens in Red Springs

Smaller store offers convenient access, low prices every day

RED SPRINGS, N.C., Feb. 6, 2013 – A new Walmart Express store will open Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Red Springs, 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 908 E. Fourth Ave.

“As a first-time store manager, I am thrilled to be starting that journey in Red Springs, where we will be able to bring the items residents need, as well as the convenience of a gas station, all for an affordable price,” said store manager Linda Thomas.

The approximately 11,000-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.

Thomas, who started her Walmart career 13 years ago at a store in Rockingham, N.C., was assistant manager of the Walmart in Laurinburg before moving to the Red Springs store.

“We are happy to welcome Walmart to our business family,” said Red Springs Town Manager James Bennett. “Walmart has a reputation of being a good corporate business, and when it opens its doors this month, it will be making a positive impact on our local employment, taxes, convenience and continuity for our citizens.”

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20
Bennett and other community leaders will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store.

The grand-opening celebration includes $3,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including Red Springs Fire Department, Red Springs High School, Red Springs Police Department, Red Springs Rotary Club, St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center and Trinity United Methodist Church.

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