Murphy Walmart Welcomes Customers to Relocated Store

Newly relocated Walmart provides approximately 250 new jobs

  • New store located at 115 W. Farm to Market Road 544, relocating from 150 W. Farm to Market Road 544
  • Murphy Walmart employs approximately 300 associates
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

MURPHY, Texas, July 1, 2013 – A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, July 17, at 7 a.m. with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The new store at 115 W. Farm to Market Road 544 is conveniently located in central Murphy and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Murphy residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store is relocating from its previous location at 150 W. Farm to Market Road 544. The store also offers pharmacy services.

"We are excited to see the opening of the new Walmart," said Murphy Mayor Eric Barna. "Along with the value and convenience the store brings to Murphy, it has led to increased interest in our other commercial properties throughout the city."

The Murphy Walmart is one of 24 Walmart stores opening across the country on July 17th.

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, including produce and North Dallas Honey Company honey.

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 $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to these local community groups: Keep Murphy Beautiful, Murphy Fire Department, Murphy Police Department Explorers and the Murphy Chamber of Commerce.

New Store, New Jobs
The newly relocated store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Tara Barnes began her Walmart career in 1994 as an hourly associate stocking shelves.

"I'm really looking forward to sharing our new store with our current customers and meeting our new customers as well," said Barnes, who has lived in the area for seven years. "We welcome everyone to come to our grand-opening celebration to enjoy everything from sampling and giveaways to entertainment, and to step inside our new store to see the easy-to-shop layout and savings we offer on everyday products."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Murphy community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 20. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Barnes 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 Murphy shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart2973. 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 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.