Walmart Ready to Reveal New Cottage Grove Store

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

  • New store located at Highway 61 and Innovation Road
  • Cottage Grove Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn., March 4, 2014 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, March 12, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:15 a.m. The new store at 9300 E. Point Douglas Road is conveniently located at Highway 61 and Innovation Road and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Cottage Grove residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.


"We are very excited for the grand opening of Cottage Grove's new Walmart," said Mayor Myron Bailey. "Walmart has great prices on groceries and merchandise for our residents, brings new quality jobs to the community and is a wonderful addition to our retail corridor."

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 grants from Walmart to local community groups.

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 Minnesota donated approximately 8.4 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 7 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $16.9 million in fiscal year 2013 in Minnesota alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

New Store, New Jobs

The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Reid Charpentier began his Walmart career in 2011 as an assistant manager.

This store will provide Cottage Grove shoppers with a new one-stop shopping option at a convenient location,” said Charpentier. “Our team has been working hard to prepare the store and now we are to the best part, opening the doors and meeting customers.”

A Big Family Welcome

Walmart is happy to be part of the Cottage Grove community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 15. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Charpentier 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 Cottage Grove 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/walmart2448. 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