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Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Walmart set to open July 17

The new Walmart, at 1965 S. Union Ave., will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The Tacoma Walmart is one of 24 stores the company is opening across the country on July 17.

The store features 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 customers can ask about health and wellness solutions.

The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Adam Fann began his Walmart career in 1998 as a night stocker, an hourly associate.

“We are excited about welcoming our community to their new Walmart,” said Fann. “We are pleased to bring good jobs and Every Day Low Prices on a wide selection of merchandise to our community, and we hope everyone will stop by to see the new store during our grand-opening festivities.”

The company has fully funded the Tacoma Goodwill’s Operation: Goodjobs program as a part of its commitment to empower military veterans with the tools they need to find employment, advance in their careers and ensure long-term financial stability for their families.

“In addition to the general Tacoma community, the new Tacoma Walmart is of particular benefit to our many local veterans,” says Greg Mowat, the Veteran and Business Specialist at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. “The new store will be a valuable community partner for veterans with its proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Walmart’s recent commitment to hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years.”

At the grand opening, several area organizations will receive grants, including the Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County. The organization was awarded $60,000 from the Washington State Giving Council for its Food Purchasing Program.

Walmart invites Tacoma shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at