New Kyle Walmart Opens for Shoppers

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

  • New store located at 5754 Kyle Pkwy.
  • Kyle Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4130

KYLE, TEXAS, March 18, 2015 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, March 25, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 5754 Kyle Pkwy. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Kyle residents with low prices on a broad assortment of groceries and merchandise, along with a fuel station and full service pharmacy. Walmart is making 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 Kyle Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.

The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Mike Ray began his Walmart career in 1985 unloading trucks.

“We look forward to bringing the Walmart experience to Kyle, and the community is excited to have a new, convenient and affordable option,” Ray said.

Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
Kyle customers will find 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. There is also a wide variety of meat and bakery selections, including fresh baked breads and tortillas.

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. Kyle residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

“We are very excited to see Walmart join the Kyle community, bringing with it job opportunities for our residents and a location convenient for not only Kyle shoppers but also those in the surrounding areas,” said Kyle Mayor Todd Webster.

“The new Walmart will generate additional tax revenue for Kyle, and we look forward to the store further making an impact by partnering with the community through grants and volunteer work,” Webster added.

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 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 Kyle community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 28. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Ray and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from 11 a.m. 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 11,202 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 more than 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. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

FACT SHEET
Kyle Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 5754 Kyle Pkwy., Kyle, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 156,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Mike Ray
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, March 25, 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
    • Fuel station (opening later this spring)
    • MoneyCenter
    • Drive-thru Pharmacy
    • Vision Center
    • Smart Style Hair Salon
    • Subway

Community Giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. 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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