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New Monroe Walmart Opens for Holiday Shopping

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

  • New store located at 19191 N. Kelsey St.
  • Monroe Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart5628

MONROE, Wash., Dec. 2, 2014 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, December 3, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 19191 N. Kelsey St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Monroe residents with low prices on a broad assortment of groceries and merchandise, along with a fuel station and full service pharmacy. Walmart is making holiday shopping more convenient than ever as local residents can shop for more than a million additional items online on Walmart.com and pick them up at the new Washington Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.

“Monroe and the Sky Valley community are delighted to embrace diversity in our shopping experience,” said Una Wirkebau-Hartt, executive director of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. “We welcome the opening of Walmart and are thrilled that 200 more locals have jobs which will increase economic vitality in our area. The store has already begun helping our nonprofits with a donation of both time and money for the Monroe Arts Council and the much needed upgrades of Wagner Auditorium. The Chamber looks forward to their continuing partnerships.”

The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Don Albaugh began his Walmart career in 1995 as an hourly garden center associate. 

“We are excited to open our doors just in time for the holidays,” said Albaugh. “We hope to be able to offer a pleasant shopping experience to the Monroe community, both for their seasonal and everyday needs.”

Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
Monroe customers will find holiday meal and entertaining essentials, fresh produce and a full line of groceries from leading brand names, including organic selections. By working with growers, Walmart is able to provide farm-grown quality produce at added convenience and low prices.

Convenient Local Pharmacy and General Merchandise
In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics, furniture, home decor, automotive, sporting goods, home improvement and more.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Monroe residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

Smart Shopping with Savings Catcher
Savings Catcher, the retailer’s new receipt comparison tool, looks at other top retailers’ local ads and gives customers an eGift card for the difference if a competitor’s offering is lower than the price they paid at Walmart. The tool gives customers confidence in their purchases and helps eliminate the need to shop at multiple stores to find great prices. Customers can access Savings Catcher through the Walmart mobile app or online at walmart.com/savingscatcher.

One-Stop Holiday Shopping
From top toys chosen by kids to Walmart’s top 100 gifts and entertaining essentials and gifts for the entire family, customers can find more ways to share Christmas joy at the new Monroe Walmart and shop an expanded assortment on Walmart.com. Customers can stretch their holiday dollars even further with Walmart’s no opening fee layaway program. Layaway eligible items can be secured now through with December 15 to provide another convenient and cost-effective way to make the most of the holiday season.*

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $7,500 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Recipients of grants include Gold Bar Elementary PTA, Maltby Food Bank, Monroe Public Schools Foundation, Monroe-Sky Valley YMCA, Sky Valley Food Bank and the Monroe Arts Council.

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 Washington donated approximately 10.4 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 8.6 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $19.5 million in fiscal year 2014 in Washington alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

*Layaway orders not paid for and picked up by December 15 will be canceled. Any payments will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. Offer valid 9/12/14 – 12/15/14. Available for electronics, automotive electronics, toys, infant toys, select sporting goods, small appliances, furniture & infant furniture. Excludes wireless phones that require contracts. Walmart and Walmart Supercenter stores only. All fees non-refundable. The cancellation fee does not apply in all states. Some restrictions apply.

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.

Monroe Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 19191 N. Kelsey St., Monroe, Wash.
  • Size: Approximately 156,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Don Albaugh
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, November 19, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.


  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 200
  • 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
    • In-store Pharmacy
    • Vision Center
    • Savings Catcher

Community Giving

  • $7,500 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Gold Bar Elementary PTA
    • Maltby Food Bank
    • Monroe Public Schools Foundation
    • Monroe-Sky Valley YMCA
    • Sky Valley Food Bank
    • Monroe Arts Council


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