Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Battle Ground Shoppers

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

  • New store located at 1201 SW. 13th Ave.
  • Battle Ground Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

BATTLE GROUND, Wash., May 14, 2014 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, May 21, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 1201 SW. 13th Ave. is conveniently located and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Battle Ground residents shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

“We are excited to welcome the new Battle Ground Walmart to our community,” stated Mayor Shane A. Bowman.  “The store is already working hard to create strong ties to our community and is providing hundreds of new jobs and economic opportunity for Battle Ground and the surrounding area.”

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 $3,000 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 Washington donated approximately 8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 6.6 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $15.7 million in fiscal year 2013 in Washington 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 Katie Zadak began her Walmart career in 2008 as a store manager in St. Helens, Oregon.

“We are excited to serve the Battle Ground community and offer a convenient shopping option with a broad assortment of merchandise,” said Zadak. “Everyone is invited to celebrate with us on grand-opening day and take advantage of vendor giveaways and promotions.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Battle Ground community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, May 24. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Zadak 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 Battle Ground 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/walmart5929. 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.

FACT SHEET

Battle Ground Walmart

Store facts

  • Location: 1201 SW. 13th Ave., Battle Ground, Wash.
  • Size: Approximately 147,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Katie Zadak
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: 8 a.m., following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Self-serve deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
  • General merchandise categories include:
    • Family apparel
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Electronics
    • Toys
    • Lawn and garden items
    • Jewelry
    • Automotive products
    • Home furnishings
    • Hardware
    • Sporting goods
    • Pet supplies
    • Household goods
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy
    • Vision Center
    • Digital-photo processing center
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

Charitable giving

  • $3,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 300
  • Full- and part-time positions

Retailtainment

  • Saturday, May 24 from noon to 3 p.m.

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