New Indio Walmart Opens to Shoppers

New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online

New store located at 82491 Avenue 42
Indio Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart2181

INDIO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, October 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 82491 Avenue 42 and is open from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The store will provide Indio 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 Indio store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager David Murphy began his Walmart career in 1992 as an overnight stocker/unloader. “We are really looking forward to bringing Indio the Every Day Low Prices made famous by Walmart,” said Murphy, “This is a city that is on the rise, and we’re so proud as Walmart to be a part of Indio’s growth and development.”

“Companies like Walmart that are willing to invest in the future of our City are a vital part of our economy,” said Indio Mayor Michael Wilson. “With the opening of this new store, hundreds of newly created jobs and expanded shopping options are being made available to our residents. We are proud to finally welcome Walmart to the City of Indio.”

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 and local favorites for school lunches.

“We expect this new Walmart store to be a huge benefit for Indio,” said Joshua Bonner, President and CEO of the Indio Chamber of Commerce. “The economic benefits of a new store are well-documented, while the company is renowned for giving back to the communities in which it operates. This is a win-win for Indio.”

In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics and the new iPhone 6. 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 Indio 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. Indio 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 $7,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Kiwanis Club of Indio, Shadow Hills High School, Indio High School, Coachella Valley History Museum and Christ is Salvation Church.

Renewing American Manufacturing
Walmart is committed to investing $250 billion in products that support American manufacturing over the next 10 years. In California, Walmart buys products from King’s Hawaiian, a Torrance-based manufacturer that makes original Hawaiian sweet bread.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Indio community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, October 11. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Murphy 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
Indio Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 82491 Avenue 42, Indio, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 177,000 square feet
  • Store manager: David Murphy
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, October 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Employment

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

Store Features

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

Community Giving

  • $7,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine
    • Kiwanis Club of Indio
    • Shadow Hills High School
    • Indio High School
    • Coachella Valley History Museum-
    • Christ is Salvation Church

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, October 11, from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: John Engleman, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-305-1665
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com

 

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