One-stop 24-hour shopping comes to Fairview
By Carole Robinson, Senior Staff Writer
First Walmart opens doors this week
Fairview residents welcomed the opening of a new Walmart yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m.
Projected to employ 300 full time and part time employees, store manager Philip Richard has worked for the company since 1994.
We are looking forward to providing the Fairview community with a wider selection of grocery options and the one-stop shopping convenience Walmart offers,” said Richard. “We invite everyone to stop by during our grand opening to see the new store and take part in the celebration.”
The new store at 7100 Hopgood Road is open 24 hours daily. It will provide customers with one-stop shopping grocery and general merchandise needs, as well as pharmacy services.
Residents are invited from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 to attend A Big Family Welcome where customers can meet Richard and enjoy family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last.
“Fairview is looking forward to the opening of this super Walmart facility and the benefit that it will bring to our community,” said Fairview Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jon Cherry. “We anticipate the opening will have a significant economic impact, keeping tax dollars local and bringing new jobs as well. And I know many people are excited about the additional shopping convenience close to home.”
In addition to general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items, the store also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections.
The company began its retail presence in Fairview by giving $8,000 in grants to local community groups, according to a press statement.
Walmart’s pledge to fight hunger in America is played out through Walmart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment to the need through 2015, Walmart reports that its Tennessee stores donated approximately 13 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 10.9 million meals.
Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $26.6 million in fiscal year 2013 in Tennessee alone.
Posted on: 1/16/2014