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Store provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise in stores and online
• New store located at 11822 Gilbert St.
• Store employs about 200 associates
• Store open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
• Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4171
GARDEN GROVE, Calif., July 9, 2014 – Garden Grove’s second Walmart store is opening Wednesday, July 16, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 11822 Gilbert Street and is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise and offer Walmart's free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the Garden Grove store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
“Walmart has already benefited our community with its Neighborhood Market, and we are looking forward to the opening of the Walmart Supercenter, as it will provide much needed jobs, economic development opportunities and tax revenues for our City,” said Garden Grove Chamber President and CEO Dave Ahern.
The new store employs approximately 200 full-and part-time associates. Store manager Michael Hardaway began his Walmart career in 1989 as a part-time electronics associate in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after which he was promoted through the ranks to assistant manager, co-manager, and store manager.
“My team is excited to open our doors to the Garden Grove community just in time for summer,” said Hardaway. “We have everything you need for your picnics, cookouts and outdoor fun.”
Affordable Groceries to Meet All Your Needs
The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections. There is also a wide variety of meat and bakery selections to make entertaining easy.The Garden Grove store also offers a full liquor selection including beer, wine and spirits.
In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise,including electronics and patio furniture. In addition, customers can shop a broader assortment of items online at Walmart.com and then pay for these purchases with cash in all of Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart Neighborhood Markets, including the new Garden Grove store.
“We are delighted to welcome a second Walmart store to Garden Grove," said Mayor Bruce A. Broadwater of Garden Grove. "Our residents will be well-served by this new location with its one-stop shopping and low prices.”
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. Garden Grove 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 $32,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups, including a $25,000 state giving grant to the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation to support Project M.I.S.S., a program to assist college bound young women in enhancing their mathematics skills.
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.
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Garden Grove community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 19. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Hardaway and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from 12 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 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. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visitinghttp://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are availableat http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.