ASU Walmart on Campus is second to open in the country
- New Walmart on Campus located in the Vista del Sol plaza
- Approximately 5,000 square feet
- Store open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday
TEMPE, Ariz., May 6, 2013 – Walmart will open the country's second Walmart on Campus on Wednesday, May 15, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is located at 671 E. Apache Blvd., Suite 128, in the Vista del Sol plaza on the Arizona State University campus and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. The store is part of a pilot program designed to provide ASU students and faculty, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, more convenient access to affordable products. The first Walmart on Campus opened at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in January 2011.
"The new Walmart on Campus is going to be a wonderful amenity for the students of ASU," said Mary Ann Miller, President and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. "To be able to get off your elevator or get on your bike and be able to pick up a prescription or just basic necessities will add to the convenience of living on or next to campus."
Smaller Store, More Convenience
The Walmart on Campus format offers quick and convenient shopping, with health and wellness services, general convenience items and merchandise tailored to the campus, all at Walmart's everyday low prices.
The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and offer health and wellness solutions. The pharmacy will serve most insurance plans and features Walmart's signature $4 generic prescription program.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $2,500 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 10 associates. Walmart currently operates approximately 3,100 Supercenter locations, along with about 250 Walmart Neighborhood Markets and 17 Walmart Express stores.
Store manager Mario Espino began his Walmart career in 2004 as a department manager at a store in Phoenix.
"With our smaller format and being located right on campus, our store is perfect for those who need to pick up a prescription or something for a quick meal," said Espino. "Our customers will be able to find what they need quickly and easily and then head on back to class."
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites ASU shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart4060. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.
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 or 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 visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.