New Wilmington Walmart Opens for Shoppers
New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise – in stores and online
WILMINGTON, N.C., July 1, 2015 – A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, July 1, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 8035 Market St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Wilmington 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 Wilmington Walmart store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Robert Baker began his Walmart career in 1999 as a part-time overnight stocker.
“We are excited to open our doors to our community just in time for Fourth of July,” said Baker. “Our customers will be able to find everything from delicious picnic options to a variety of toys for the pool.”
Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
Wilmington customers will find meal and entertaining essentials, fresh produce from the local Lewis Nursery and Farms, 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.
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. Wilmington 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 grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation 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 North Carolina donated approximately 26.8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 22.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $49.4 million in fiscal year 2014 in North Carolina alone.
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Wilmington community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 4. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Baker 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.