New Walmart provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
- New store located near the intersection of 27th Street and Pine Lake Road
- Lincoln Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
LINCOLN, Neb., July 8, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 2501 Grainger Parkway is conveniently located about one mile south of SouthPointe Pavilions and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Lincoln residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.
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.
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.
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $8,000 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 Jim Mott began his Walmart career more than 30 years ago as an hourly associate unloading trucks and pushing carts in Fairbury, Neb.
"I grew up on a farm near Lincoln, and it's great to return home after being away from the Cornhusker state for several decades," said Mott. "I'm happy to serve the southwest part of the city and continue the Walmart tradition of bringing our customers low prices so they can live better. Grand-opening day will be special for me and our associates, and we invite all of Lincoln to come celebrate with us."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Lincoln community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 20. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Mott 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 Lincoln shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart2432. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.
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.