Get to know Walmart in Centerville, Iowa
Monday, December 21, 2015
The very first Walmart store was opened by Sam Walton in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Sam Walton’s vision was to provide a department store experience with low prices and great customer service. Fifty-some years later, Walmart has expanded to “nearly 11,000 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries.” (http://corporate.walmart.com/our-story/)
Centerville, Iowa, is home to one of those 11,000 stores. Walmart first opened in Centerville in the early 1990s and was located north of town. On August 15, 2012, a new Walmart store opened with a ribbon-cutting on the south side of town, at 23148 Highway 5. This new Walmart included more square footage (33,000 square feet more than the original Centerville store) and a number of energy-saving features, including skylights to light the store with natural daylight, LEDs, and low-flow toilets and faucets. (http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2012/08/03/centerville-walmart-associates-welcome-customers-to-relocated-store)
The Centerville location offers the typical range of Walmart’s department store products, plus a full line of groceries, a deli, bakery, garden center, pharmacy, and photo developing center. The store is open 24 hours a day and employs approximately 160 people.
Walmart is a member of the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation at the level of Industry Leader.
To shop Walmart’s online store and have your purchases available for pick-up at the Centerville location, visit http://www.walmart.com/. To find out more about the company, go to http://corporate.walmart.com/.