New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
- New store located at 29176 Van Dyke Ave.
- Warren Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
A new Walmart will open Wednesday, March 5, after a brief
ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 29176 Van Dyke
Ave. is conveniently located in Tech Plaza and is open 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. It will provide Warren residents with
one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general
merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.
WARREN, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014
“Walmart returning to Warren is significant because the new modern store is located in the center of our city, and will bring upscale smaller businesses to the almost vacant 12 Mile-Van Dyke shopping center,” said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts. “For me, this is a major accomplishment because one of my goals as mayor was to bring the Tech Plaza to where it was 15 years ago – a shopping center that attracts customers from all neighborhoods in Warren.”
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.
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $62,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Grant recipients include Macomb Hope Center, Winning Futures, PRO Foundation, OT Foundation, Oakland County Community College Foundation Endowment Scholarship, Warren Police Department and Warren Fire Department.
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 Michigan donated approximately 12.7 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 10.6 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $25.6 million in fiscal year 2013 in Michigan alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Ken Brewer began his Walmart career in 1997 as an assistant store manager.
"The Warren Walmart is providing good jobs with many opportunities for advancement,” said Brewer. “In addition, we look to build upon the solid partnerships we have formed with the local organizations that improve living in Warren. We look forward to being a part of this vibrant community."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Warren community and is ready to celebrate with residents Saturday, March 8. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Brewer 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 Warren 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/walmart4424. 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.