New Walmart provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online
- New store located at 21141 Highway 59
- Robertsdale Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart6173
ROBERTSDALE, Ala., Sept. 17, 2014 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, Sept. 24, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 21141 Highway 59 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Robertsdale 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 Robertsdale store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Tim Dorothy began his Walmart career in 1983 as an hourly automotive sales associate.
“We are excited to open and welcome residents of Robertsdale,” said Dorothy. “We look forward to being a convenient shopping option for customers allowing them to save money and live better.”
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 throughout the store. A grab-n-go deli will also provide convenience to busy residents.
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 Robertsdale 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. Robertsdale residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
“We, with the City of Robertsdale, are very appreciative of the financial investment that Walmart is making in our community,” said Mayor Charles Murphy. “We sincerely value our relationship with this great corporation and look forward to a long standing relationship that will only prosper in the future for all everyone.”
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,500 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Baldwin Family Violence Shelter, Elsanor Volunteer Fire/Rescue, Summerdale Library and Saving Grace Home for Women.
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 Alabama donated approximately 13.4 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 11.1 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $25.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Alabama 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 Robertsdale community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Sept 27. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Dorothy 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 250 million customers and members visit our 11,053 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs approximately 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.
- Location: 21141 Highway 59, Robertsdale, Ala.
- Size: Approximately 122,000 square feet
- Store manager: Tim Dorothy
- Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Grand opening: Wednesday, Sept. 24, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 200
- Full-time and part-time positions
- General merchandise
- Fresh Produce
- Rotisserie Chicken
- Family Apparel
- Health and Beauty Aids
- Lawn and Garden Items
- Automotive Products
- Home Furnishings
- Sporting Goods
- Pet Supplies
- Household Goods
- Beer and Wine
- Convenience services include:
- Walmart Site-to-Store
- Pay with Cash option
- Drive-thru Pharmacy
- Vision Center
- $6,500 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
- Baldwin Family Violence Shelter
- Elsanor Volunteer Fire/ Rescue
- Summerdale Library
- Saving Grace Home for Women
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart6173
A Big Family Welcome
- Saturday, Sept. 27 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