New jobs and fresh food options coming to Converse

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February 03, 2016
Walmart Neighborhood Market to offer smaller, convenient format and employment opportunities to the community 
 
WHAT: Walmart is proud to announce a new store site with an exciting, community-filled groundbreaking celebration to take place Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. The new site is located at the intersection of Toepperwein Road and Kitty Hawk Drive in Converse, Texas. This site will boast a store that will create 95 jobs for the community in which it serves, offer shoppers fresh food options and a full-service pharmacy and provides a family friendly shopping environment for Converse area neighborhoods.  
 
The groundbreaking ceremony will include remarks by Converse Mayor Al Suarez and the Converse Economic Development Corporation regarding the new site’s substantial economic impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. Upon completion of remarks, the event will conclude with a traditional turning of the dirt ceremony in which Walmart executives, Converse dignitaries and other guests will celebrate the official start to store construction and a long-lasting partnership between Walmart and the community in which it will soon serve. 
 
WHEN:          
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:        
10781 Toepperwein Road (at the intersection of Kitty Hawk Drive)
Converse, Texas 78109
 
WHO:             
Walmart Market Manager Raul Santos 
Converse Mayor Al Suarez
Converse Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Kate Silvas
 
VISUALS:      
First look at the Walmart Neighborhood Market site plans and renderings
Walmart executives and dignitaries turning dirt on future Walmart Neighborhood Market site
 
ABOUT WALMART
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT:NYSE) 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 nearly 11,600 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and ecommerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $485.7 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.
 
Contact:
Kat Lindquist, Business Retention & Marketing Manager
(210) 659-9163