A new Walmart Supercenter in King is set to open Wednesday, March 15, bringing a broad assortment of fresh groceries and general merchandise. Customers will also enjoy convenient on-site services such as a full pharmacy and a free store pickup service providing an easy way to shop products on Walmart.com, with many items available for pick up the same day. The new store will employ up to 300 full and part-time associates.
“We are proud to be part of the King community,” said Toni Carter, store manager. “We’ve hired a lot of local people so I think people are going to recognize familiar faces.”
Carter said Walmart associates have been working to get the store stocked since Feb. 6 and they believe guests will be pleasantly surprised when they come through the doors.
“One thing people will appreciate is that our pickup area is in the front of the store and very convenient.”
Another feature Carter believes people will enjoy is the garden center.
“It is inside and a part of the store, so it’s never going to be too hot or too cold. It’ll be comfortable and the same temperature as the rest of the store.”
The King Supercenter is a full grocery store with fresh produce, meat, pantry staples and in addition to organics and nutritious food choices, customers will also find a full-service deli and in-store bakery.
“The bakery has been cooking all day getting ready for Wednesday’s opening. It’s a beautiful space and I think people will really be surprised at how great it turned out,” Carter said.
The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, health monitors and more. Pharmacists can administer most commonly requested immunizations, including flu shots, and the pharmacy features a drive-through window for added convenience. King residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app. In addition, a full-service vision center offers a wide variety of affordable, quality eyewear – including glasses and contacts – optical products for all ages, and on-site eye exams.
The store is approximately 154,000 square feet and stocked with quality electronics, furniture, automotive, sporting goods, home improvement, apparel, toys and more from top brands at Walmart’s everyday low prices. Like all Walmart stores, the King store will feature Walmart Pickup, free store pickup service offering free shipping from Walmart.com on eligible items. Many items are available for pickup the same day.
Carter said the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android makes shopping easier than ever. Customers can refill prescription medications, create shopping lists, search the location of items in their store, check weekly ads and prices, save eReceipts and shop Walmart.com through the app.
Local associates will provide a special welcome to members of King at two public events. Store associates will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on grand opening day, Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 a.m. The following Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. local residents are invited to A Big Family Welcome, which will give customers a chance to meet Carter and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last.
The new store is located at 204 Ingram Drive in King, N.C. and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Amanda Dodson may be reached at 336-813-2426.