New Downtown Honolulu Walmart to Open to Shoppers

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

  • New store located in Downtown Honolulu at 1032 Fort St. Mall
  • Downtown Honolulu Walmart creates approximately 150 new jobs
  • Store open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, July 9, at 8 a.m. following a traditional Hawaiian blessing and Maile lei untying
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3149


HONOLULU [July 7, 2014]
– The new Downtown Honolulu Walmart is opening Wednesday, July 9, at 8 a.m., following a traditional Hawaiian blessing and Maile lei untying. Located at 1032 Fort St. Mall, the new store will be open from 6 a.m to 10 p.m. daily. New store manager Ray Griego began his career with Walmart in Hawaii 17 years ago as a cashier at Kunia Walmart. He oversees a staff of approximately 150 associates operating the store.

“We are excited to open our doors and welcome the Honolulu community to this new store,” said Griego. “My team has worked hard to give customers a great shopping experience and we look forward to celebrating on July 9.”

“We congratulate Walmart on its grand opening and welcome all of its employees to Downtown Honolulu,” said Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. “The opening of Walmart’s newest location here on Fort Street Mall will serve to help revitalize the area which will have a positive impact on the local economy. Having Walmart as one of our anchor tenants also serves to make Downtown Honolulu a hub for residents and visitors, helping to shape the area into a vibrant place of community and commerce.”

Affordable Groceries to Meet All Your Needs
The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics and outdoor sporting equipment.

The store’s 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. Honolulu residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.   

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration also will include grant presentations from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Grant recipients will include: Manoa School of Music; YWCA of Oahu; YMCA of Kalihi

Waikiki Health (Next Step); and Boy Scouts of America. In addition, a special Walmart Foundation Hawaii State Giving Council grant will be presented to Institute for Human Services (IHS).

The new store also will further Walmart’s pledge to fight hunger in America and the islands. As part of Walmart’s and the Walmart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015, Walmart stores in Hawaii donated approximately 566,000 pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 471,000 meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $1.48 million in fiscal year 2014 in Hawaii alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Downtown Honolulu community and, in addition to Wednesday’s grand opening, will celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 12, with “A Big Family Welcome.” The event will give customers a chance to 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 Downtown Honolulu 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/walmart3149. 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

Honolulu Walmart


Store Facts

  • Location: 1032 Fort St., Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Size: Approximately 80,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Ray Griego
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Parking: Two-hours of validated parking will be available for customers purchasing $25 or more. Standard parking rates are $3 per half hour. The entrance to the parking structure is located on the right side of Bethel St., just past the store entrance. The parking structure will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, July 9, at 8 a.m. following a traditional Hawaiian blessing and Maile lei untying
  • First Walmart in Hawaii to have two floors of retail space
  • Tenth Walmart store in Hawaii

 Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 150
  • Full- and part-time positions

 Store Features

  • General merchandise
  • Convenience services include:
    • MoneyCenter
    • Pharmacy
    • Vision Center
  • Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union

 Community Giving

  • Grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Manoa School of Music
    • YWCA
    • YMCA of Kalihi
    • Waikiki Health (Next Step)
    • Boy Scouts of America
  • A special Walmart Foundation Hawaii State Giving Council grant will be presented to Institute for Human Services (IHS).

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A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, July 12, noon to 3 p.m.

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