Expanded Walmart provides approximately 80 additional jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online
- Expanded store located at 301 Ranch Drive
- Expanded Milpitas Walmart creates approximately 80 additional new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart2119
MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 – The expanded Milpitas Walmart is opening Wednesday, Sept. 16, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The expanded store is conveniently located at 301 Ranch Drive and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Milpitas 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 expanded Milpitas Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The expanded store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates, approximately 80 of which were created by the expansion. Store manager Abraham Arroyo began his Walmart career in 2004 as an hourly associate in the produce department.
“With our bigger space, we are ready to meet an even larger amount of our customers’ needs,” said Arroyo.
Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
Milpitas 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 offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Milpitas residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
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 Milpitas community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Sept. 19. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Arroyo 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: 301 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, Calif.
- Size: Approximately 145,000 square feet, approximately 20,000 created by expansion
- Store manager: Abraham Arroyo
- Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Grand opening: Wednesday, Sept. 16, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 80 additional jobs
- 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 Pickup
- Pay with Cash option
- In-store Pharmacy
- Vision Center
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart2119
- Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Media contact: David Cumpston, Landis Communications, 415-359-2316
- Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
- Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com