Walmart Announces Plans to Build New Store in Garden City

Garden City, Kansas – February 9, 2015 – Walmart announced today that the company has submitted plans to Garden City to build a new Neighborhood Market at the southeast corner of Emerson Street and Taylor Avenue.

The proposed 41,000 square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market will include a pharmacy and fueling station. 

“We are excited to present a proposal that will expand shopping opportunities for our Garden City customers,” said Nick Berkeley, Walmart vice president and regional manager. “We look forward to working with the community to design and develop a smaller-format store that offers the convenience of fresh, affordable groceries and everyday goods.”

The planned Walmart Neighborhood Market will offer fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections, as well as a wide variety of meat and bakery options. In addition to groceries, the store will feature health and beauty aids, pet products, cleaning supplies and a pharmacy with a full range of products and services.

Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Neighborhood Market. In addition, the company provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance.

Walmart operates 74 stores, nine Sam’s Clubs and one distribution center in Kansas employing approximately 19,968 associates. The average hourly full-time wage for associates in Kansas is $12.26. Last year, Walmart collected more than $330 million in taxes and fees on behalf of the state of Kansas and paid an additional $59 million. Additionally, Walmart spent nearly $685 million for merchandise and services supporting 18,748 supplier jobs in Kansas last year, according to Dun & Bradstreet. Walmart has been a proud community partner in the state and donated $8.7 million to nonprofits in 2013.

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