Walmart to offer wider variety of items

Published 1:01 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell- news editor
With just one week until opening day, the Brewton Wal-Mart Super center is gearing up to serve customers with new style.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Super center on Douglas Avenue are set for early Wednesday morning, Oct. 29.
Willis said the store's associates have been working around the clock to make sure everything is in place for customers at the new facility.
The stock already in place represents a larger variety than is seen in the current Walmart location a mile away from the new store, Willis said.
With canned and dry food products, house wares, sporting goods and toys already in place at the Supercenter, fresh produce and other grocery items won't be in place until just before the store opens.
Willis also said stock at the current Walmart location will be transferred to the new store after opening.
Opening day will be more than just a time to tour the shiny new facility, Willis said.
Willis said associates in different departments have received training at other stores in order to prepare them for their jobs at the new store in Brewton.
The Supercenter is boasting more services to customers other than those typically served exclusively by Walmart.
In-store banners announced the plans for a hair salon, one-hour photo and a bank as well as the addition of a Subway sandwich shop inside the store.
Willis said the return of the customer base is good for all area businesses, not just Walmart.
The new Supercenter is a 172,000 square foot facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.