Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Galt Shoppers

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

  • New store located at 10470 Twin Cities Road
  • Galt Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week

GALT, Calif., June 4, 2014 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, June 11, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. The new store at 10470 Twin Cities Road is conveniently located and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. It will provide Galt residents shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

“We’re excited to have Walmart open in Galt to provide residents with another convenient option to shop." said Galt Mayor Marylou Powers. “The opening of this store brings with it hundreds of new jobs as well as another way to keep tax dollars local."

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 the Galt Bird Festival, Galt Police Department, Project Love, Galt Strawberry Festival, Galt High School Band, Boy Scouts of America, History Makers Foundation and L’Chayim of Galt.

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 23.1 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 19.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $47.1 million in fiscal year 2014 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 David Wilhelm began his Walmart career in 1994 as an overnight maintenance associate.

“We are excited to open our doors and welcome the Galt community to this new store,” said Wilhelm. “My team has worked hard to give customers a great shopping experience.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Galt community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 14. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Wilhelm 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 Galt 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/walmart5231. 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

Galt Walmart

Store facts

  • Location: 10470 Twin Cities Road, Galt, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 127,000 square feet
  • Store manager: David Wilhelm
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 11, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 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
    • Digital-photo processing center
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

Charitable giving

  • $6,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Galt Bird Festival
    • Galt Police Department
    • Project Love
    • Galt Strawberry Festival
    • Galt High School Band
    • Boy Scouts of America
    • History Makers Foundation
    •  L’Chayim of Galt

Employment

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

Retailtainment

  •  Saturday, June 14 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