New Devine Walmart Opens to Shoppers

New Walmart provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online

  • New store located at 175 IH 35 N.
  • Devine Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
  • Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4103

DEVINE, Texas, Oct. 1, 2014 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, Oct. 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 175 IH 35 N. and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The store will provide Devine 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 Devine store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Nelda Rodriguez began her Walmart career in 1999 as an hourly cashier.

“We are excited to open this new store in Devine,” said Rodriguez. “We are ready to offer our customers a convenient shopping location where they can 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.

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 Devine 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. Devine 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 includes presentations of $11,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Organizations receiving grants include the Devine Volunteer Fire Department, Mission Devine, Devine Area Hospice, Devine Lions Club, Devine Area Artist Series and The Current Event Club.

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 Texas donated approximately 59 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 49.2 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $110.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Texas 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 Devine community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Oct. 11. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Rodriguez and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.

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 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.

FACT SHEET
Devine Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 175 IH 35 N., Devine, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 126,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Nelda Rodriguez
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday Oct. 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 200
  • Full-time and part-time positions

Store Features

  • General merchandise
  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Self-service deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
    • Beer and Wine
  •  Convenience services include:
    • Walmart Site-to-Store
    • Pay with Cash option
    • MoneyCenter
    • Drive-thru Pharmacy
    • Vision Center

Community Giving

  • $11,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Devine Volunteer Fire Department
    • Mission Devine
    • Devine Area Hospice
    • Devine Lions Club
    • Devine Area Artist
    • The Current Events Club

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, Oct. 11, 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

 

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