WHITEHALL TWP – Walmart Wednesday announced plans build a new Supercenter in Whitehall Township behind the Ramada Inn at the US-31 Colby Road interchange.
In a press release, the international discount retailer said the new store would create up to 300 jobs.
The proposed Whitehall Township Walmart, which is in the initial planning stages, would be located at the southeast corner of Holton Whitehall Road and US 31.
The proposed 126,000 sq. ft. store will feature a full line of groceries as well as a bakery, a delicatessen, a frozen food section and meat, dairy and fresh produce sections. General merchandise areas include full-service pharmacy, apparel and accessories, sporting goods, electronics, home, lawn and garden, fine jewelry and health and beauty.
“We look forward to serving our customers in Whitehall Township and the surrounding area with a beautiful, new store,” said Mark Wilson, market manager, Walmart. “This new store will bring much needed choice and lower prices to the Whitehall Township area, along with job creation and generating property tax revenue for the township.”
In addition, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation give back to the communities they serve. The Walmart Foundation has donated to several charities throughout the area, including the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank and Revival Harvest Ministry.
Acccording to the company Walmart employs more than 30,000 people at its 91 Michigan locations and the company’s average fulltime hourly wage in the state is $12.71 per hour. Additionally, Walmart spent more than $4 billion for merchandise and services with suppliers in Michigan in 2012.
Wal-Mart has 10,500 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and ecommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.