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Expanded Bend Walmart plans grand opening

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Apr 29 2013 11:23:58 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 29 2013 11:24:12 AM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

Bend residents are invited to the expanded Walmart store, which unveils the changes Wednesday, May 1, at 20120 Pinebrook Blvd. The grand-opening ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.

The expanded store brings approximately 80 additional jobs to the area and will provide Bend residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs.  Following the grand opening, the store will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 offer health and wellness solutions.

New Store, New Jobs

The new store employs approximately 300 full and part-time associates, including approximately 80 additional jobs created by the expansion. Store manager Edward Camp began his Walmart career in 2006 at a store in Bonney Lake, Wash.

"We welcome the Bend community to come see the expanded store, especially the grocery area", said Camp.  "Not only do we have a large organic and gluten-free section, we also have an outdoor apparel section that will have many options for the adventurous life here in Bend."

Community Organizations Benefit from Grand-Opening Grants

The store is continuing its support of the community by giving grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local organizations. Recipients include: Assistance League of Bend, Giving Plate, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department, Bend Search and Rescue, and Art Central.

“This is a wonderful time for the Bend location’s grand re-opening” said Tim Casey, Executive Director of the Bend-Area Chamber of Commerce. “Walmart is a valuable community partner and has helped many organizations and charities over the years.” 

Join the Conversation

Walmart invites Bend shoppers to share their in-store experiences on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart2075. 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 200 million customers and members visit our more than 10,500 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.

 

FACT SHEET

Bend Walmart

 

Store facts

  • Location: 20120 Pinebrook Blvd., Bend, Ore.
  • Size:  Approximately 161,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Edward Camp
  • Hours:  24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand-opening ceremony: Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 a.m.

 

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Self-serve deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections

 

  • General merchandise categories include:
    • Family apparel
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Electronics
    • Toys
    • Lawn and garden items
    • Jewelry
    • Automotive products
    • Home furnishings
    • Hardware
    • Beer and wine
    • Sporting goods
    • Pet supplies
    • Household goods

 

  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy
    • Digital-photo processing center
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

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