Walmart Ready to Reveal Expanded Store to East Syracuse Shoppers

Expansion provides 80 additional jobs, plus savings on wider selection of merchandise

  • Store located at 6438 Basile Rowe
  • Approximately 40,000 additional square feet
  • East Syracuse Walmart creates approximately 80 additional jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 2, 2013 – An expanded Walmart will unveil the changes Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. The expanded store at 6438 Basile Rowe is conveniently located off of the Bridge Street exit on I-690 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide East Syracuse residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services. The East Syracuse Walmart is one of 24 Walmart stores opening across the country on July 17th.

The expansion adds approximately 40,000 square feet to the existing store and will allow for a larger selection of merchandise for customers. New departments include deli, bakery, produce, meat, frozen foods, dairy and full dry grocery.

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 Byrne Dairy products, Terrell's Chips, Dinosaur BBQ Sauce, Hinerwadles Salt Potatoes, Hoffman's Hot Dogs, Gianelli Sausage and Syracuse University merchandise.

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.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $5,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Grant recipients include Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, Special Olympics and Cerebral Palsy of Syracuse (Enable).

More Store, More Jobs
The store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates, including approximately 80 positions created by the expansion. Store manager Steve Stanton began his Walmart career in 2000 as a management trainee.

"Our expanded Supercenter format will bring a wider selection of merchandise, including fresh foods and grocery under one roof at Walmart's everyday low prices, which will help our customers save money so they can live better. Our new store layout allows for fast and friendly service throughout the store. These improvements to the shopping experience come as we increase the number of full- and part-time jobs and provide career opportunities for our current associates."

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

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites East Syracuse shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart2166. 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.