Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Kerman Shoppers

New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise

  • New store located at West Whitesbridge and South Goldenrod avenues
  • Kerman Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day seven days a week

KERMAN, Calif., August 12, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, Aug. 14, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 14061 W. Whitesbridge Ave. is conveniently located at the corner of West Whitesbridge and South Goldenrod avenues and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Kerman residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

"Congratulations to Walmart on the grand opening of their new store in the City of Kerman," said Kerman city manager Luis Patlan. "The new Walmart store is the latest in a series of significant new projects developed in Kerman in recent years that have added new jobs for local residents, convenient access to goods and additional sales tax dollars to support city 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 selections, fresh dairy and meat departments and 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.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Recipients include:

  • Sun Empire Elementary School for their library program and educational field trip program
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Kerman Floyd Elementary School for their community garden
  • Kerman Police Department for their community safety program
  • Kerman Middle School for their classroom infrastructure
  • Kerman High School for their STEM club
  • Golden Rod Elementary School for their community service program
  • Liberty Elementary School for their classroom infrastructure

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Emilio Baca began his Walmart career in 1996 as a part-time cart attendant.

"We're excited to invite the residents of Kerman to see our beautiful new store on August 14," said Baca. "Our associates are ready to help bring everyday convenience to the community."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Kerman community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Baca and enjoy fun family activities such as an obstacle course, a bounce house, face painting, a hot dog barbeque, cupcake decorating and free food samples for new products available throughout the store. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Kerman shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5701. 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.