Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Tucson Shoppers

New Walmart provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise

  • New store located at the corner of South Houghton and East Golf Links roads
  • Tucson Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

TUCSON, Ariz., July 3, 2013 - A new Walmart will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. The new store at 2711 S. Houghton Road is conveniently located at the corner of South Houghton and East Golf Links roads and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Tucson residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs.

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.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $8,800 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Dan Lammes began his Walmart career 16 years ago as a temporary associate unloading trucks in Lake Havasu City.

"Our associates really look forward to building relationships with our customers," said Lammes. "Our store is going to serve the growing southeastern part of the city and grand-opening day is going to be special. I encourage the community to join us."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Tucson community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 20. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Lammes 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 Tucson shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5799. 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.