Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Sylvester Shoppers

New Walmart provides approximately 150 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise

  • New store located at 1102 E. Franklin St.
  • Sylvester Walmart creates approximately 150 new jobs
  • Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week

SYLVESTER, Ga., May 28, 2014 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, June 4, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 1102 E. Franklin St. is conveniently located and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. It will provide Sylvester residents shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

“The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to working with our new Chamber Member, Walmart, for the betterment and growth of our community,” said Karen Rackley, President/Executive Director of the Sylvester-Worth Chamber of Commerce. “With the jobs created and tax dollars that will stay at home as well as the investment that Walmart has made thus far; we are wishing Jennifer Calhoun and her staff every success.”

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 grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Bread of Life, Family Visions Outreach, FCA Adult Chapter, Pinson Memorials United Methodist, Worth County Elementary Clothes Closet, Worth County High School Band, Worth County Middle School, Worth County Primary School and Relay for Life.

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 Georgia donated approximately 29.6 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 24.6 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $54 million in fiscal year 2014 in Georgia 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 150 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Jennifer Calhoun began her Walmart career in 1990 as a cashier in Duluth, Georgia.

“This new Walmart has brought good jobs to the area and we’re proud to be serving the Sylvester community every day,” said Calhoun. “We’re anxious to meet our new neighbors and invite them to join us on grand-opening day.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Sylvester community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 7. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Calhoun 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 Sylvester 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/walmart7245. 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

Sylvester Walmart

Store facts

  • Location: 1102 E. Franklin St., Sylvester, Ga.
  • Size: Approximately 69,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Jennifer Calhoun
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 4, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Organic/natural selections
    • Rotisserie chicken
  • General merchandise categories include:
    • Family apparel
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Electronics
    • Toys
    • Lawn and garden items
    • Automotive products
    • Home furnishings
    • Hardware
    • Sporting goods
    • Pet supplies
    • Household goods

Convenience services include:

    • Pharmacy
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Bread of Life
    • Family Visions Outreach
    • FCA Adult Chapter
    • Pinson Memorials United Methodist
    • Worth County Elementary Clothes Closet
    • Worth County High School Band
    • Worth County Middle School
    • Worth County Primary School
    • Relay for Life

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 150
  • 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