Georgia Tech Walmart on Campus is third to open in the country
- New Walmart on Campus located at 86 Fifth St. NW.
- Approximately 2,500 square feet
- Store open Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ATLANTA, August 7, 2013 – Walmart will open the country's third Walmart on Campus Wednesday, August 14, at 8 a.m. The new store is located at 86 Fifth St. NW. on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. It is open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is part of a pilot program designed to provide Georgia Tech students and faculty, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, more convenient access to affordable products. The first Walmart on Campus opened at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in January 2011, and the second at Arizona State University in May 2013.
"I am delighted that Georgia Tech is bringing this unique Walmart concept to its Midtown campus," said Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall. "Tech students and their intown neighbors are hungry for new shopping options that fit their budgets and lifestyles and respect the urban fabric of this dynamic part of the city."
The new Walmart on Campus store is one of three Walmart stores opening in the Atlanta area on Wednesday, August 14, bringing a total of approximately 300 jobs to the Atlanta area. Other new locations include a Walmart Neighborhood Market at 5025 Winters Chapel Road in Peachtree Corners and a Supercenter at 4975 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross.
Smaller Store, More Convenience
The Walmart on Campus format offers quick and convenient shopping, with health and wellness services, general convenience items and merchandise tailored to the campus, all at Walmart's everyday low prices.
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. The pharmacy will serve most insurance plans and features Walmart's signature $4 generic prescription program.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $2,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 10 associates. Walmart currently operates approximately 3,100 Supercenter locations, along with about 250 Walmart Neighborhood Markets and 17 Walmart Express stores.
Store manager Stacy Khorana began her Walmart career in 2009 as a jewelry sales coordinator at a store in Roswell.
"With our smaller format and being located right on campus, our store is perfect for those who need to pick up a prescription or something for a quick meal," said Khorana. "Our customers will be able to find what they need quickly and easily and then head on back to class."
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Georgia Tech shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart6180. 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.