New Walmart provides approximately 250 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online
- New store located near I-65 off of Highway 44
- Shepherdsville Walmart creates approximately 250 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4118
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY, 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 near I-65 off of Highway 44 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Shepherdsville 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 Shepherdsville Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The new store employs approximately 250 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Scott Sloan began his Walmart career in 1995 as an hourly associate.
“Our team has worked very hard to prepare the store for its grand opening,” said store manager Scott Sloan. “We are excited to invite the community inside.”
Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
Shepherdsville 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.
Convenient Local Pharmacy and
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. Shepherdsville residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $2,500 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. CASA of Bullitt County will receive $2,000 and the Kentucky Humane Society will receive $500.
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 Kentucky donated approximately 9.8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 8.2 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $19.4 million in fiscal year 2014 in Kentucky 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 Shepherdsville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 28. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Sloan and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
- Location: 545 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY
- Size: Approximately 180,000 square feet
- Store manager: Scott Sloan
- 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.
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 250
- Full-time and part-time positions
- General merchandise
- Full line of groceries, including
- Fresh produce
- Full-service deli
- Prepared meal options
- Organic/natural selections
- Convenience services include
- Walmart Site to Store
- Pay with Cash option
- Drive-thru Pharmacy
- Vision Center
- $2,500 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
- CASA of Bullitt County
- Kentucky Humane Society
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart4118
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