New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online
- New store located at 22100 State Road 7
- Boca Raton Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
- Store open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week
- Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3858
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, Sept. 10, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at State Road 7 and Palmetto Park Road and is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide Boca Raton residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise and offer Walmart's free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the Boca Raton store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager David Bonutti began his Walmart career in 2008 as an hourly associate.
“We are excited to open the store and welcome our customers,” said Bonutti. “We looking for providing convenient shopping and low prices to better serve the residents of Boca Raton.”
Affordable Groceries to Meet All Your Needs
The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections. There is also a wide variety of meat and bakery selections.
In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics and seasonal items. In addition, customers can shop a broader assortment of items online at Walmart.com and then pay for these purchases with cash in all of Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart Neighborhood Markets, including the new Boca Raton store.
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. Boca Raton residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
"Walmart's presence will serve the residents by offering accessibility and convenience,” said Priscilla Taylor, Palm Beach mayor.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $2,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups.
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 Florida donated approximately 35.2 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 29.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $66.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Florida alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
Walmart is happy to be part of the Boca Raton community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Sept. 13. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Bonutti and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.
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 almost 11,000 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.
Boca Raton Walmart
- Location: 22100 State Road 7, Boca Raton, Fla.
- Size: Approximately 122,000 square feet
- Store manager: David Bonutti
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week
- Grand opening: Wednesday, Sept. 10, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 300
- Full-time and part-time positions
- General merchandise
- Full line of groceries, including
- Fresh produce
- Full-service deli
- Prepared meal options
- Organic/natural selections
- Convenience services include
- Walmart Site-to-Store
- Pay with Cash option
- Vision Center
- $2,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations.
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart3858
- Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 3 p.m.
- 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