ELK GROVE, Calif., March 12, 2013 – Residents of Elk Grove are invited to come to the new Walmart store, which opens Wednesday, March 13, at 10075 Bruceville Road. The grand opening is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., and the store will open to the public immediately following the grand-opening ceremony. The new store brings approximately 265 new jobs to the area and opportunities for savings for customers. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
"We welcome the economic opportunity, value and convenience this newest Walmart store brings to Elk Grove," said Angela Perry, president and CEO of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce. "Walmart has become one of the largest employers in Elk Grove and is an involved community partner."
Ribbon-Cutting Celebration 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13
Community and business leaders will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Elk Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2073 will present the colors. Representatives from the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce will assist with the ribbon cutting.
Customers are encouraged to come to the store to take advantage of a wide variety of events and promotions. The celebration events include product samplings and giveaways from Pepsi, Nabisco, Bimbo, Keebler and local tortilla provider Tia Rosa. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.
“I’m pleased to be opening this new Walmart store in my hometown of Elk Grove,” said store manager Jorge Sabido. “We look forward to serving the people of our community and helping save them money so they can live better.”
Customer Convenience and Wide Product Selection
By combining general merchandise in one convenient location, the store offers Elk Grove shoppers the convenience of one-stop shopping closer to home.
The new store features a wide assortment of quality, value-priced merchandise, including:
- Family apparel
- Health and beauty aids
- Lawn and garden items
- Automotive products
- Home furnishings
- Sporting goods
- Pet supplies
For added convenience, the store will also offer a limited selection of groceries, a vision center and a digital-photo processing lab.
The pharmacy will offer a full range of products and services that can improve the health and wellness of customers and their families. The pharmacy team can answer questions and offer health and wellness solutions. They can also assist customers who wish to transfer their prescriptions to Walmart. The pharmacy is conveniently located at the front of the store next to the Walmart.com services department.
Community Organizations Benefit from Grand-Opening Grants
Nonprofit organizations will also benefit from the retailer’s ongoing charitable contributions and support for community projects. As part of Walmart’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, $4,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to local organizations including Elk Grove Food Bank Services and the Elk Grove Police Activities League.
Walmart.com services will be available at the store’s entrance. In addition to a digital photo processing lab, the store will also offer two services for customers who shop online. Site-to-Store is a free service that allows customers to ship online orders from www.walmart.com free to any Walmart store for pickup. Pick Up Today is a free service that allows customers to order store items online and pick them up at their local Walmart store that same day (or the next day if items are ordered after 6 p.m. local time).
Pay With Cash
All Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets participate in the Pay With Cash program. This allows customers to order online at Walmart.com and pay for the items with cash at all stores in the U.S. Now, customers can shop a broader selection of items online, hundreds of thousands more items beyond its stores. Walmart is the first major retailer to offer online purchases without the need for banking services or a credit, debit or prepaid card.
Economic Impact Includes Approximately 265 Jobs
The new Elk Grove Walmart will employ a total of approximately 265 associates, including 10 who have worked more than 10 years at Walmart, according to Sabido. The average wage at Walmart for full-time hourly associates in California is approximately $12.93 per hour.* Eligible full- and part-time associates at Walmart are able to take advantage of many employment benefits, including a wide variety of health-care plans, 401(k) participation, discounts, membership at Sam’s Club and the opportunity to purchase stock. More than 75 percent of the company’s managers began their Walmart careers as hourly associates. Sabido began his Walmart career as an hourly associate in sporting goods in Chico.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit our more than 10,600 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 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.