New Walmart provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
- New store located at 50 W. Schrock Road
- Westerville Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, Aug. 14, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 50 W. Schrock Road is conveniently located in the Westerville Plaza and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Westerville residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.
"We're pleased to welcome Walmart as the newest business neighbor along Westerville's revitalized South State St. corridor," said City of Westerville Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi. "Westerville has a long tradition of pairing community service with our businesses, and we look forward to that continuing with Walmart. Anchoring Westerville Square's redeveloped plaza, featuring a brand new facade, mini-park and public art, Walmart will not only create new jobs, but be a new, convenient destination for residents and visitors alike."
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 offer health and wellness solutions.
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $51,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Grant recipients include Westerville Area Resource Ministry, Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club, Westerville South High School, Honor Flight, Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy Scouts of American and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Andrew Bounds began his Walmart career in Summersville as an hourly associate in frozen foods.
"We are excited to bring a new Walmart, including a full line of groceries and expanded pharmacy, to help Westerville residents save time and money with convenient one-stop shopping," said Bounds. "We look forward to sharing this new store with residents of Westerville at our grand-opening celebration."
"Walmart's involvement and visibility in our community is already apparent, bringing 200 new jobs to the area," said Janet Davis, President of the Westerville Chamber of Commerce. "Thank you to Walmart for their significant investment to upgrade of the entire Westerville Square Shopping Center, the green space and building facades really make a statement for the corner and the community."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Westerville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Bounds 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 Westerville shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5857. 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.