ELGIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014- A new Walmart will open Wednesday, Feb. 19, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 1320 W. Highway 290 is conveniently located and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Elgin residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services. "The Elgin Chamber of Commerce is excited to have Walmart join our community," said Gena Carter, president of the Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce. "The new store brings needed jobs and economic activity, and provides an additional affordable retail option for Elgin residents. We look forward to their presence in Elgin and believe they will complement the existing retail businesses." One-Stop Shopping Convenience The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites. Some local products available include sausage from Meyer's Sausage Company and meat from Southside Market & BBQ, Inc. The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions. Community Giving The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients includeElgin Community Cupboard, Elgin Caregivers, Elgin Fire Department, Elgin Juneteenth Organization, First Baptist Church of Elgin, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6115, Elgin Police Department's Blue Santa Program, Lost Pines Riding Club and Lexington United Methodist Church.
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 43.7 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 36.4 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $86.2 million in fiscal year 2013 in Texas alone. For more information on Walmart's fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.New Store, New Jobs The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Robert Lopez began his Walmart career in 1996 as a meat cutter. He transferred to Sam's Club in 2000 but returned shortly to Walmart in 2003 to begin training for a management position. "We look forward to opening a new store in this community where residents have given our team such a heartfelt welcome," said Lopez. "It is great having the opportunity to bring fresh foods, value and convenience to Elgin. We invite everyone to stop by on grand-opening day and take advantage of vendor giveaways and promotions." Join the Conversation Walmart invites Elgin shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3170. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more. 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 245 million customers and members visit our more than 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.http://corporate.walmart.com,on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/walmartand on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom.Online merchandise sales are availableathttp://www.walmart.comandhttp://www.samsclub.com.
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