Sun Prairie Walmart Welcomes Customers to Relocated Store

Newly relocated Walmart provides approximately 85 new jobs

  • New store located at 1905 McCoy Road
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis, Jan. 10, 2014 – A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, Jan. 15, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 1905 McCoy Road is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Sun Prairie residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

We are excited that Walmart has continued its commitment to serving Sun Prairie residents with a brand new store that is providing more than 85 new jobs to the community and strengthening our tax base” said Mayor John Murray. “We look forward to celebrating the grand opening with them on Jan. 15th.”

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.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Recipents include the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Sunshine Place Food Pantry of Sun Prairie, Sun Prairie School District and the Sun Prairie Police Department Shop With a Cop program.

In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, the new store will further Walmart’s pledge to fight hunger in America. As part of Walmart’s and the Walmart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015, Walmart stores in Wisconsin donated approximately 10.6 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 8.8 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $20.5 million in fiscal year 2013 in Wisconsin alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

New Store, New Jobs
The newly relocated store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates, including approximately 85 jobs created by the relocation. Store manager Sarah Voegeli began her Walmart career in 1993 as a part-time jewelry associate.

This new store will be a great addition to Sun Prairie,” said Voegeli. “I’m excited for the community to enjoy a much wider selection of grocery options and the one-stop convenience Walmart offers.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Sun Prairie community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Jan. 18. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Voegeli 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 Sun Prairie shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart1267. 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



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