New Houston 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 Westpark Drive and Rice Avenue
  • Houston Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
  • Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3584

HOUSTON, Texas, July 13, 2015 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, July 29, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:20 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at Westpark Drive and Rice Avenue and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The store will provide Houston 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 Houston Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.

The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Lee Hand began his Walmart career in 2000 as an assistant manager.

“We look forward to providing our community a convenient place to shop for all their household needs while saving them money,” said store manager Lee Hand.

Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
Houston 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 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. Houston residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

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 Houston community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, August 1. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Hand 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

Houston Walmart

Store Facts

  • Location: 5405 S. Rice Ave., Houston, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 178,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Lee Hand
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, July 29, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:20 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 Pickup
    • Pay with Cash option
    • MoneyCenter
    • Drive-thru Pharmacy
    • Vision Center

Community Giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, August 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information

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