Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Edinburg Shoppers

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

  • New store located at Expressway 281 and East Canton Road
  • Edinburg Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Edinburg, Texas, 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 2812 S. Expressway 281 is conveniently located at Expressway 281 and East Canton Road, and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. It will provide Edinburg residents with shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services, including a drive-thru.

“Having an additional Walmart in Edinburg is more than just giving our residents another place to shop—it’s a means for 300 additional people to make a living and provide for their families,” said Mayor Richard Garcia. “The new jobs that Walmart has created are greatly appreciated. Walmart has and continues to be a great partner to our community.”

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 $6,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include American Red Cross, Barrientes Middle School, Boys & Girls Club, Edinburg Fire Department, Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley, Rainbow Room, Edinburg Police Department and Crime Stoppers.

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 Texas donated approximately 43.7 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 36.4 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $86.2 million in fiscal year 2013 in Texas 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 Hermelinda Perez began her Walmart career in 1997 as an hourly associate.

“We’re excited to serve the Edinburg area, including providing great new jobs,” said Perez. “To help celebrate the opening of the new store, I encourage our new neighbors to join us for the Big Family Welcome event this Saturday.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Edinburg community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, May 24. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet store manager Hermelinda Perez 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 Edinburg 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/walmart5809. 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

Edinburg Walmart

Store facts

  • Location: 2812 S. Expressway 281, Edinburg, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 183,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Hermelinda Perez
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, May 21, 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, including rotisserie chicken
    • Organic/natural selections
    • Beer and wine
  • 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 with drive-thru
    • Tire & Lube
    • Vision Center
    • Digital-photo processing center
    • Walmart Site-to-Store
Charitable giving
  • $6,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • Barrientes Middle School
    • Boys & Girls Club
    • Edinburg Fire Department
    • Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley
    • Rainbow Room
    • Edinburg Police Department
    • Crime Stoppers

Employment

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

Retailtainment

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

For more information

  • Media contact: Bridget Schultz, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-301-7987
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com