By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–The new Walmart in Victorville, located at Dunia Plaza, opened its doors today with a wide variety of events and promotions.
The new store is located at 11896 Amargosa Road. The grand-opening day celebration events included product samplings and giveaways from companies such as Nestlé, Nabisco, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, General Mills and more. “This is great,” said Victorville resident Ricko Chon. Walmart has a great variety of products at great prices and it’s down the street from house,” Mr. Chon added.
There was character appearances by Oreo and Chester Cheetah. The grand-opening celebration will continue Saturday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 22, with grilling, mariachi bands, and more product samples, giveaways and character appearances. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public. “We are proud to be opening during the year that Walmart celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first store opening,” said store manager Joseph Gognat. “We are committed to continue the tradition that Walmart was founded on, which is everyday low prices. We look forward to serving the people of our community, helping save them money so they can live better.”
Customer Convenience and Wide Product Selection by combining general merchandise and a full line of groceries in one convenient location, the store offers Victorville shoppers the convenience of one-stop shopping close to home.
The new store features a wide assortment of quality, value priced merchandise, including: • Family apparel • Health and beauty aids • Electronics • Toys • Lawn and garden items • Jewelry • Automotive products • Home furnishings • Hardware • Sporting goods • Pet supplies • Housewares
Victorville Walmart Store facts • Location: 11896 Amargosa Road, Victorville, Calif.
• Former location: 15272 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, Calif
. • 204,000-square-foot Walmart, gaining 78,000 additional square feet •
Store manager: Joseph Gognat • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week Store features •
Full line of groceries, including a bakery, a deli serving fresh food, meat and dairy products, fresh produce and full liquor sales •
More than 30 merchandise departments such as apparel and accessories, a garden center, and health and beauty aids •
Convenience services include a vision center, Tire & Lube Express, pharmacy with two drive-thru lanes, digital-photo processing center, Walmart Connect Center and a Walmart MoneyCenter •
Leased areas include a McDonald’s restaurant and portrait studio
Charitable giving • Grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to the following area organization: o B.E.A.R.S. (Benefit Everyone, Assist Recreation & Sports) o High Desert Cancer Outreach Center o High Desert Homeless Services Inc. o Hook Junior High o San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Associate Charity Fund o Soroptimist International of Victor Valley o Victorville Head Start Employment • The average wage at Walmart for full-time hourly associates in California is approximately $12.82 per hour.* • Walmart’s benefit program is available to eligible full- and part-time associates and provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance. * Average wage taken July 2012. See corporate.walmart.com