New Walmart provides approximately 300 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
- New store located at 2533 Germanna Highway
- Locust Grove Walmart creates approximately 300 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
LOCUST GROVE, Va., July 3, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, July 10, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 2533 Germanna Highway is conveniently located and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Locust Grove residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.
"Many of my constituents are looking forward to the opening of this Walmart store," said Lee Frame, Orange County District 5 Supervisor. "They appreciate being able to shop at a much more convenient location. From the perspective of Orange County, the additional revenue will help our tax base and enable the county to meet its expenses with fewer direct taxes on its citizens. As the first large commercial activity in this area, Walmart, we hope, will attract other businesses to locate in this area."
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.
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.
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Terralis Gibson began his Walmart career in 1992 as a temporary hourly associate in Manassas.
"The Opening of our Walmart store is the culmination of a collaborative effort to expand opportunity and economic development for Orange County," said Teel Goodwin, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. "Hopefully, this is the spring board to further our goals of creating the potential of Orange."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Locust Grove community and is ready to celebrate with residents Saturday, July 13. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Gibson and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration noon to 3 p.m.
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Locust Grove shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5731. 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 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.