Taylor Walmart Supercenter Opens Doors to Community March 9

New Walmart provides about 300 jobs and seamless savings on wide selection in store and on Walmart.com

  • New store located at 715 N. Main St.
  • Taylor Walmart creates about 300 jobs
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening event Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 a.m.
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4355

TAYLOR, Ariz., March 9, 2016 – A new Walmart Supercenter in Taylor will open Wednesday, March 9, bringing a broad assortment of fresh groceries and general merchandise at everyday low prices. Customers will also enjoy convenient on-site services such as a full pharmacy and a free store pickup service providing an easy way to shop millions of products on Walmart.com, with many items available for pickup the same day. The new store will employ up to 300 full- and part-time associates.

“We are excited to open and serve our friends and neighbors in the Taylor community just in time for the spring season,” said Justin Johnson, store manager.

Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries

The Taylor Supercenter is a full grocery store with fresh produce, meat, pantry staples and more at Walmart’s everyday low prices. In addition to organics and nutritious food choices, customers will also find a full-service deli and in-store bakery offering custom cakes and fresh baked breads.

Full-Service Pharmacy Offers Health and Wellness Services

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, health monitors and more. Pharmacists can administer most commonly requested immunizations, including flu shots, and the pharmacy features a drive-through window for added convenience. Taylor residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app. In addition, a full-service vision center offers a wide variety of affordable, quality eyewear – including glasses and contacts – optical products for all ages, and on-site eye exams.

Millions of Items with Easy Digital and In-Store Shopping

The store is approximately 103,000 square feet and stocked with quality electronics, furniture, automotive, sporting goods, home improvement, apparel, toys and more from top brands at Walmart’s everyday low prices. Like all Walmart stores, the Taylor store will feature Walmart Pickup,  free store pickup service offering free shipping from Walmart.com on eligible items. Many items are available for pickup the same day.

The Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android makes shopping easier than ever. Customers can refill prescription medications, create shopping lists, search the location of items in their store, check weekly ads and prices, save eReceipts and shop Walmart.com through the app.

(Editor’s Note: Please see attached fact sheet for more information about additional services available at this store.)

“We are excited for the Walmart Supercenter to open in Taylor,” said Mayor Fay Hatch. “We look forward to the positive impact this store will make in our community.”

Job Opportunities at Walmart

The store will employ up to 300 associates for full- and part-time positions within the store. Applicants interested in careers at Walmart can apply at a store’s hiring kiosk or online at Walmartcareers.com. Store manager, Justin Johnson, began his Walmart career in 1995 as an hourly associate at a store in Prescott.

Starting in 2015, Walmart began making a $2.7 billion investment over a two year period in higher wages, more scheduling choices and further training for its associates. As part of increased wages across the company, the average full time hourly associate now makes $13.20 an hour in Arizona. More than 75 percent of store management teams started as hourly associates. In 2014, 160,000 associates were promoted, and 40 percent of those promotions went to associates within the first year of their employment. The new investment is designed to help make Walmart not only a better place to shop but a better place to work.

Community Giving

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $3,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups including Arizona Llama Rescue, Northeast Training Center, and Shepherd’s Kitchen.  The new store will also continue a commitment by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to fight hunger in Taylor and across the U.S. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation recently exceeded a $2 billion goal to fight hunger one year ahead of schedule and have donated more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country.

Two Celebration Events: Grand Opening and A Big Family Welcome

Local associates will provide a special welcome to members of Taylor at two public events. Store associates will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on grand opening day, March 9, at 7:30 a.m. The following Saturday, March 12, local residents are invited to A Big Family Welcome, which will give customers a chance to meet Johnson and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration starting at noon to 4 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, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,532 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 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.

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FACT SHEET

Taylor Walmart

 Store Facts

  • Location: 715 N. Main St. Taylor, Ariz.
  • Size: Approximately 103,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Justin Johnson
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, March 9, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

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Greater Convenience and More Ways to Shop:

  • Free store pickup program: Customers can shop millions of products on Walmart.com and have them shipped to the store for free
  • Walmart Mobile App: Customer can refill prescription medications, create shopping lists, search the location of items within the store, check weekly ads and prices, save eReceipts and shop Walmart.com.
  • Financial services
      • Bluebird: A product by American Express that provides an alternative to traditional checking and debit accounts
      • Access to starter kits for Green Dot’s “GoBank checking account services
      • Money Transfers, Money Orders, and Express Bill Pay offered through MoneyGram
      • Walmart Money Card offered through Green Dot
      • Walmart2Walmart Money Transfers offered through RIA
      • Bill Payment offered through CheckFreePay
  • Gift Cards for use at any Walmart store or at Walmart.com.
  • Trade-In programs:
    • Smartphone: Customers trading in eligible smartphones can receive an immediate credit of $50 to $300 towards purchase of new smartphone
    • Video games: Customers trading in eligible video games can receive an eGift Card for select video games and other electronics

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