New Roads Walmart Welcomes Customers to Relocated Store

Newly relocated Walmart provides approximately 200 new jobs

  • New store located at 460 Hospital Road, relocating from 2050 False River Drive
  • New Roads Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

NEW ROADS, La., July 3, 2013 – A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 460 Hospital Road is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Pointe Coupee Parish residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs as well as pharmacy services. The store is relocating from its previous location at 2050 False River Drive.

"I am very excited that Walmart has expanded its presence in the city of New Roads not only because of the jobs created and economic development opportunities, but also because of their reputation as a good corporate citizen," said Mayor Robert A. Myer.

The New Roads 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. Some local products available include Savoie's products and Community Coffee.

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 grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.

New Store, New Jobs
The newly relocated store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates, including approximately 200 jobs created by the relocation. Store manager Karen Jones began her Walmart career in 1988 as an hourly associate at the customer service desk in Mansura, La.

"This is going to be a huge change for the community, and I am eager to continue to help customers find what they need," said Jones. "We look forward to the community joining us at the grand-opening celebration Wednesday, July 17."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the New Roads community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 20. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Jones 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 Pointe Coupee Parish shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart1196. 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.