New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
- New store located at 5935 Memorial Drive
- Stone Mountain Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
- Store open 6 a.m. to midnight
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., June 3, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, June 12, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 5935 Memorial Drive is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. It will provide Stone Mountain residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.
"I am very excited about the Walmart opening on Memorial Drive," said DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton. "This will be a spark for the Memorial Drive corridor. It's going to provide job opportunities for the residents, help our community and provide a needed shopping experience for shoppers in this area."
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 grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Dan Fagan began his Walmart career in 1992 as an hourly associate as a cart pusher.
"Our Walmart associates have been dedicated to getting this store ready for our grand opening on June 12," said Fagan. "Not only is this a celebration for our associates, it is a celebration for our community. We are excited to open our doors at 8 a.m. and welcome shoppers."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Stone Mountain community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 15. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Fagan 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 Stone Mountain shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3188. 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 at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.