Expanded Gilford Walmart Re-Opens to Shoppers

Larger Walmart provides approximately 80 additional jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online

  • Expanded store located at 1458 Lake Shore Road
  • Gilford Walmart expansion creates approximately 120 additional jobs
  • Store open 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart2639

GILFORD, N.H., Oct. 22, 2014 – An expanded Walmart is re-opening Wednesday, October 29, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The larger store is conveniently located at 1458 Lake Shore Road and is open 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The store will provide Gilford 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 Gilford store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The expanded store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Paula Hamilton began her Walmart career in 1993 as an hourly cashier. 

“Walmart is excited to open the doors of its expanded Gilford store,” said Hamilton. “The new space allows for an improved shopping experience.”

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 perfect for a holiday meal.

In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics and toys. 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 Gilford 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. Gilford residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

“The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is extremely pleased to see Walmart’s expansion and grand opening in Gilford,” said Karmen Gifford, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. “Walmart is a valued employer in our region and the jobs that have been created are important to the vitality of our community’s economy.”

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of 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 New Hampshire donated approximately one million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 911,000 meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $2.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in New Hampshire 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 Gilford community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, November 1. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Hamilton 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
Gilford Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 1458 Lake Shore Road, Gilford, N.H.
  • Size: Approximately 130,000 square feet, approximately 60,000 square feet created by the expansion
  • Store manager: Paula Hamilton
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, October 29, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 200, with approximately 120 additional jobs added by the expansion
  • 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
    • In-store Pharmacy
    • Vision Center

Community Giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, November 1 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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