Smaller store offers convenient access, low prices every day

  • New Walmart Express Store located just off the northern edge of campus
  • Approximately 10 jobs created by Columbia Walmart Express
  • Store open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 1, 2014
– A new Walmart Express store will open Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Columbia, bringing the campus and 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. The new Walmart Express store is located at 308 S. Ninth St., Suite 105, across from the northern edge of campus.

The approximately 3,700-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 merchandise tailored to the campus.

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 Farai Madzura began his Walmart career in 1998 as an hourly associate.

“I am excited to bring this store to the Mizzou community. Students and area residents will have a new way to save money and live better.”

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8
Community leaders will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Mizzou campus community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Jan. 25. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Madzura 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.  

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Woodland shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at 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. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at Online merchandise sales are available at and