New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online
- New store located at 4675 Watt Ave.
- North Highlands Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
- Store open 6 a.m. to midnight
- Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4393
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif., April 15, 2015 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, April 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 4675 Watt Ave. and is open 6 a.m. to midnight. The store will provide North Highlands residents with low prices on a broad assortment of groceries and merchandise, along with a 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 North Highlands Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Thaddeus Segura began his Walmart career in 2012 as a co-manager.
“With Walmart's entry into the North Highlands community, we are excited to bring much-needed business back to this part of town,” said Segura.
Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
North Highlands 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.
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, with a drive-thru offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. North Highlands residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
“The residents of North Highlands could not be more pleased to have a new Walmart that will create jobs and provide the community with fresh groceries,” said Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters. “We are all optimistic that the opening of this new store will usher in a rebirth of the Watt Corridor and jumpstart economic activity in the area.”
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups, including 3 Point 0, Helping Hands of Sacramento, and the Sacramento Sheriff’s K9 Association.
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 California donated approximately 23.1 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 19.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $47.1 million in fiscal year 2014 in California alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
Walmart is happy to be part of the North Highlands community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, April 25. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Segura 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.
North Highlands Walmart
- Location: 4675 Watt Ave., North Highlands, Calif.
- Size: Approximately 118,000 square feet
- Store manager: Thaddeus Segura
- Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight
- Grand opening: Wednesday, April 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 300
- 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
- Drive-thru Pharmacy
- Vision Center
- Subway Restaurant
- Walmart will present $6000 worth of grants to the following area organizations:
- 3 Point 0
- Helping Hands of Sacramento
- Sacramento Sheriff’s K9 Association
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart4393
- Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Media contact: Kristin Cockerham, Landis Communications, 415-359-2315
- Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
- Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com