Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Beebe Shoppers

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

  • New store located at 2003 W. Center St.
  • Beebe Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

BEEBE, Ark, July 26, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Friday, Aug. 2, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 2003 W. Center St. is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Beebe residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

"To look across the intersection of Highway 64 and 67 to what was a grown-up field for so many years and see a new beautiful Walmart building and all the landscaping is very impressive," said Beebe Mayor Mike Robertson. "The City of Beebe is so happy: happy for the job creation to the community, happy for the shopping convenience for the community and very happy about the additional sales tax revenue for the city that will help in so many areas."

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 Yarnell's, Little Debbie and Petit Jean Meats.

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 $5,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Grant recipients include the Beebe Public Library and the Beebe Volunteer Fire Department.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Tim Hammack began his Walmart career in 1985 after graduating from the University of Arkansas. He first served as an assistant manager at a store in Eldon, Mo. Hammack has been a store manager for more than a decade, working in Walmart stores in Lonoke, Ark., Spearfish, S.D., and Nevada, Mo. He was most recently a market manager in the Jonesboro area.

"My wife and I are excited about settling down in this area. I'm thrilled to be the store manager of this brand new store and can't wait for everyone to see what we have to offer during our grand-opening event," Hammack said. "We welcome the community to enjoy samples, giveaways and 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 Beebe community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 3. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Hammack 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 Beebe shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart4168. 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.