Community Invited to Grand Reopening Celebration Saturday
posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Blog
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – May 8, 2017– The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 525 Brandilynn Blvd. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to Online Grocery Pickup.
For the first time, Cedar Falls residents can order Walmart groceries online and pick them up without ever having to unbuckle their seatbelts. Customers select from up to 40,000 online grocery items, diapers, dog food and more, and choose the best time to pick up. A Walmart personal shopper loads the groceries into your car when you arrive – all at no additional cost.
“This remodel was about more than a fresh coat of paint,” said Store Manager Bob Brokaw. “It was about investing in ways for Cedar Falls customers to save time and money. Grocery shopping, especially for busy families with kids, used to take a couple of hours on the weekend. Now, it’s a matter of a few clicks and one of our associates bringing the order out to their vehicle.”
Physical changes inside the store are headlined by Walmart's new, state-of-the-art electronics department that allows customers to try tablets, laptops and other technology on display before purchase. Several departments offer expanded assortments, and larger signage was added throughout the store to ease navigation.
Residents are invited to a grand reopening celebration, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tents will be set up in front of the store, where hot dogs, cookies and coffee will be served, along with a variety of activities for kids. Samples and giveaways will be available, while supplies last.
At Walmart, associates have access to competitive wages, affordable benefits, and the chance to build a career. More than 75 percent of store management teams started as hourly associates, and 40 percent of those promotions went to associates within the first year of their employment.
Committed to the Community
Walmart is committed to serving Cedar Falls by supporting local organizations with a donation of $3,000 to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and $3,000 to the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center. The commitment is woven into Walmart's day-to-day business activities, creating value by accelerating job mobility, developing suppliers and small businesses, lowering the environmental footprint of the company's operations 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, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,593 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.4 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/walmart.