“We are proud to offer residents of Texarkana a convenient shopping location at Walmart’s everyday low prices,” said store manager Anthony Porchia. “We look forward to welcoming our customers on grand-opening day and the days to come.”
The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from leading brand names, including organic selections. By working with growers Walmart is able to provide farm-grown quality produce at added convenience and low prices.
The new store is approximately 42,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Texarkana residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Texarkana residents can shop an assortment of 7 million items on Walmart.com, many of which can be shipped for free to the new Walmart Neighborhood Market.
The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services and pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Texarkana residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
The new store employs approximately 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Anthony Porchia began his Walmart career in 1994 as an hourly overnight stocker.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $7,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups.
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 Texas donated approximately 59 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 49.2 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $110.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Texas alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
Walmart is happy to be part of the Texarkana community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Sunday, Jan. 25. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Porchia and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.
Customers can shop additional items including toys, electronics and home decor on Walmart.com through Walmart pickup, which will offer free shipping to the Texarkana Walmart Neighborhood Market. They can also use Walmart’s new Savings Catcher receipt comparison tool to feel more confident they are getting some of the best deals available in Texarkana. Savings Catcher looks at other top retailers’ local ads and gives customers an eGift card for the difference if a competitor’s offering is lower than the price they paid at Walmart. Savings Catcher is available through the free Walmart mobile app.