store located at 2552 W. 75th St. relocating from 776 S. Route 59
Walmart creates approximately 80 new jobs
open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Naperville, Ill., March 5, 2014 – A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, March 12, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 2552 W. 75th St. is conveniently located and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Naperville residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store is relocating from its previous location at 776 S. Route 59. The store also offers pharmacy services.
“We’re so happy to welcome Walmart to its new location in Naperville on 75th Street,” Mayor A. George Pradel said. “We’ve been patiently waiting for this new Supercenter to be constructed and open its doors to the public. Not only will residents have more merchandise and amenities to choose from with this bigger store, but we’re also proud to be retaining more than 200 jobs and bringing 80 new job opportunities to our City.”
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 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 Illinois donated approximately 11.8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 9.9 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $24.9 million in fiscal year 2013 in Illinois alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
Store, New Jobs
The newly relocated store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates, including 80 jobs created by the relocation. Store manager Greg Szarynski began his Walmart career in 2009 as the store manager at the Naperville store.
“I look forward to providing Naperville shoppers a larger shopping experience where they can find their home and grocery items,” said Szarynski. “This relocation will help us continue to serve shoppers and allows us to add approximately 80 jobs to the community.”
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Naperville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 15. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Szarynski 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 Naperville 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/walmart1401. 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.