Newly relocated Walmart provides approximately 85 new jobs
- New store located at 719 W. Seventh Ave., relocating from 1618 Ohio St.
- Augusta Walmart creates approximately 85 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
AUGUSTA, Kan., June 10, 2013 – A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, June 12, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 719 W. Seventh Ave. is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Augusta residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store is relocating from its previous location at 1618 Ohio St. The store also offers pharmacy services. The Augusta store is one of 17 Walmart stores opening in communities across the United States on June 12.
"Walmart has been a great community partner in Augusta for more than 30 years providing both quality jobs and merchandise," said Mayor Kristey Williams. "We are now looking forward to welcoming a new, larger store located prominently on our Seventh Avenue commercial corridor. Walmart's new location, and expanded offerings, will be a boost to our local economy and be a great addition to the continued aesthetic improvements along one of our most trafficked corridors. We are excited for the eagerly awaited expansion and for the continued positive relationship with Walmart."
One-Stop Shopping Convenience
The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites.
The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and offer health and wellness solutions.
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $5,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups including the Urban League and Ewait Elementary School.
New Store, New Jobs
The newly relocated store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates, including approximately 85 jobs created by the relocation. Store manager Don Kendrick began his Walmart career in 2002 as a assistant manager trainee.
"I am pleased to offer this new store to the Augusta community," said Kendrick. "Please come out and see your new Walmart store and enjoy the grand-opening events on Wednesday."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Augusta community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 15. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Kendrick and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Augusta shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart346. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.
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 245 million customers and members visit or more than 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 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 athttp://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom . Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.