New Walmart Express Store Opens in Coats

Smaller store offers convenient access, low prices every day

  • New Walmart Express Store located at 511 N. McKinley St.
  • Approximately 30 jobs created by Coats Walmart Express
  • Store open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week

COATS, N.C., July 18, 2013 – A new Walmart Express store will open Wednesday, July 24, in Coats, bringing the community everyday low prices in a smaller format store. The new store is designed to make shopping quick and easy for area customers who want to save money and find what they need close to home, including a gas station. The new Walmart Express store is located at 511 N. McKinley St. at the intersection of Johnson Street.

"The addition of a Walmart Express to our community gives Coats more than a quick place to pick up grocery items or get a prescription filled," said Mayor Walter Weeks. "It will bring jobs for 30 of our citizens and ease the tax burden for all of our residents. And with services like 'Site-to-Store' for our online purchases, this just might make small town life even better!"

The approximately 12,000-square-foot Walmart Express store features a pharmacy and offers groceries and general merchandise, including an assortment of fresh produce, dairy and meats, dry goods, consumables, health and beauty aids, over-the-counter medicines and more.

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.

Store manager Ray Miller began his Walmart career in 2005, loading trucks at a distribution center in Hope Mills. Miller is an Army veteran, serving 20 years as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.

"We helped people by saving lives in the military, and now, working within the Coats community serving customers, keeps right in line with serve and protect," Miller said. "We look forward to the community joining us at the grand-opening celebration Wednesday, July 24."

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24
Community leaders will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Coats community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 27. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Miller and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 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, 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 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.