Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Victorville Shoppers

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

  • New store located at 12234 Palmdale Road
  • Victorville Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

VICTORVILLE, Calif. May 7, 2014 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, May 14, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 12234 Palmdale Road is conveniently located in the Crossroads at 395 Shopping Center and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Victorville residents with shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

“Victorville was fortunate to have one of the first Walmart stores in California back in 1991,” said Victorville Mayor Jim Cox. “We continue to welcome Walmart with this grand opening at the Crossroads Shopping Center. Citizens living in the west side of Victorville now have the commercial access they need.”

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 $3,500 in grants to local community groups. Grant recipients include Boys and Girls Club of Victor Valley, Victorville Police and Fire Activities League and the Victoria Magathan Elementary School PTA.

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 California donated approximately 10.2 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 8.5 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $26.3 million in fiscal year 2013 in California 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 Patrick Henderson began his Walmart career in 2003 as an assistant store manager.

“We are excited to open this new store and bring Walmart’s everyday low prices to Victorville,” said Henderson. “I hope the community will join us for our grand-opening celebration on May 14.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Victorville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, May17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Henderson 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 Victorville 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/walmart4392. 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

Victorville Walmart

Store facts

  • Location: 12234 Palmdale Road, Victorville, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 178,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Patrick Henderson
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, May 14, 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
    • Beer, wine and liquor sales

Charitable giving

  • $3,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Boys and Girls Club of Victor Valley
    • Victorville Police and Fire Activities League
    • Victoria Magathan Elementary School PTA

Employment

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

Retailtainment

  • Saturday, May 17, 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