Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Augusta Shoppers

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

  • New store located at Wrightsboro and North Leg Roads
  • Augusta Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

AUGUSTA, Ga., March 19, 2014 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, March 26, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 3338 Wrightsboro Road is conveniently located at Wrightsboro and North Leg Roads and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Augusta residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy 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 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.

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 Georgia donated approximately 19.2 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 16 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $37 million in fiscal year 2013 in Georgia 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 Rodney Baker began his Walmart career in 1999 as a produce management trainee.

The new store in Augusta provides shoppers a new one-stop shopping solution,” Baker said. “The associates have been working to stock the store and we are now ready to greet shoppers on opening day.”

A Big Family Welcome

Walmart is happy to be part of the Augusta community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 29. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Baker 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 Augusta 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/walmart4144. 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 11,302 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and ecommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 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/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.