Newly relocated Walmart provides approximately 85 new jobs
- New store located at 1887 Elmira St. just north of the previous location
- Sayre Walmart creates approximately 85 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
SAYRE, Pa., May 21, 2014– A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, May 21 at 8 a.m. following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 1887 Elmira St. is conveniently located and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Sayre residents with shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store is relocating just north in the parking lot of its previous location. The store also offers pharmacy services.
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 $10,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Grant recipients include The Children’s House, I Matter Foundation, Economic Opportunity Program, Athens Volunteer Fire Company and Athens Township Police Department.
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 Pennsylvania donated approximately 8.8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 7.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $19.7 million in fiscal year 2013 in Pennsylvania alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
New Store, New Jobs
The newly relocated store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates, including approximately 85 jobs created by the relocation. Store manager Adam Kerstetter began his Walmart career in 1995 as an hourly associate in Mansfield.
“We are looking forward to opening our relocated Walmart Supercenter and offering a great shopping experience along with low prices to Sayre residents,” said Kerstetter. “We welcome the community to join us to celebrate on grand opening day.”
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Sayre community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, May 24. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Kerstetter 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 Sayre 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/walmart2208. 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 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.
- Location: 1887 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa.
- Size: Approximately 178,000 square feet
- Store manager: Adam Kerstetter
- 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.
- Full line of groceries, including:
- Fresh produce
- Self-serve deli
- Prepared meal options
- Organic/natural selections
- General merchandise categories include:
- Family apparel
- Health and beauty aids
- Lawn and garden items
- Automotive products
- Home furnishings
- Sporting goods
- Pet supplies
- Household goods
- Convenience services include:
- Vision Center
- Digital-photo processing center
- Walmart Site-to-Store
- $10,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to the following area organizations:
- The Children’s House
- I Matter Foundation
- Economic Opportunity Program
- Athens Volunteer Fire Company
- Athens Township Police Department
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 200, including approximately 85 positions created by the relocation
- Full- and part-time positions
- Date TBD
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