Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Greenville Shoppers

New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise

  • New store located at 4600 E.10th St.
  • Greenville Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

GREENVILLE, N.C., June 26, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 4600 E. 10th St. is conveniently located near Portertown Road and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Greenville residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services. The Greenville Walmart is one of 24 Walmart stores opening across the country on July 17th.

"For a large portion of our population this means a choice," said Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas. "Rather than traversing down Greenville Boulevard, they now can shop at this new state-of-the-art facility serving Greenville, Pitt and surrounding counties.

"This project is the result of a great deal of work and effort, and I am thankful of the decision to commit to this project during challenging economic times, betting on Greenville to be on the front edge of the improving economy," Thomas added.

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. Some local products available include Uncle Yammy's BBQ Sauce, Mt. Olive Pickles, Bass Farms Sausage, Annie's Frozen Pastry, and Star Pimiento Cheese Spread.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $5,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.

  • American Red Cross
  • Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina
  • Greenville Fire and Rescue
  • Greenville Police Department
  • Pitt County Sheriff
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Special Olympics of North Carolina

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Ken Bedsole has worked in retail since 1985 and began his Walmart career a year ago.

"Opening a new Walmart store is an honor, an opportunity to create something from nothing," Bedsole said. "We look forward to the community joining us at the grand-opening celebration Wednesday, July 17."

"To the citizens of Greenville this means employment: 300 jobs for full- and part-time employees with benefits," Thomas said. "The community is excited about this day and ready to open the doors."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Greenville community and is ready to celebrate with residents Saturday, July 20. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Bedsole and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon. to 3 p.m.

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Greenville shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5851. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.

About Walmart
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 our 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 visitinghttp://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 andhttp://www.samsclub.com.