Clay Walmart Welcomes Customers to Relocated Store

Newly relocated Walmart provides approximately 85 new jobs

  • New store located at 8770 Dell Center Drive relocating from 3949 Route 31 in Liverpool
  • Clay Walmart creates approximately 85 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

CLAY, N.Y., May 28, 2014 – A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, June 4, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:15 a.m.. The new store at 8770 Dell Center Drive is conveniently located and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Clay residents with shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store is relocating from its previous location at 3949 Route 31 in Liverpool. The store also offers pharmacy services.

“We are pleased to see the expansion of one of our newest members, Walmart, in the Town of Clay,” said Tom Conley, president of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. “This expansion will bring an increase of job opportunities and provide greater sale tax revenue to the area. Other area merchants will also benefit from the increase in shoppers in the 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 $6,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse, Health and Science Center Upstate Medical Center, Onondaga County Sheriffs Office, Rescue Mission, Paiges Butterfly Run and Maureen’s Hope Foundation.

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 New York donated approximately 10.7 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 8.9 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $22.4 million in fiscal year 2014 in New York 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 300 full- and part-time associates, including approximately 85 additional jobs created by the relocation. Store manager Justin Saville began his Walmart career in 1997 as an hourly associate.

“We are excited to expand our grocery offerings and bring additional jobs to Clay,” said Saville. “We invite everyone to stop by and see the new expanded store, enjoy our grand-opening festivities and take advantage of vendor promotions and giveaways.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Clay community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 7. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Saville 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 Clay 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/walmart1831. 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

Clay Walmart

Store facts

  • Location: 8770 Dell Center Drive, Clay, N.Y.
  • Previous location: 2949 Route 31, Liverpool, N.Y.
  • Size: Approximately 152,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Justin Saville
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 4, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:15 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
    • 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:
    • Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse
    • Health and Science Center Upstate Medical Center
    • Onondaga County Sheriffs Office
    • Rescue Mission
    • Paiges Butterfly Run
    • Maureen’s Hope Foundation

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 300, including approximately 85 positions created by the relocation
  • Full- and part-time positions

Retailtainment

  • Saturday, June 7, 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