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A Walmart store inside the loop in Houston will bring much-needed, affordable grocery and pharmacy services to families who live in the heart of Houston. The new store, at the corner of Yale and Koehler, will take an unused piece of property that is much in need of remediation and convert it into a store specially-designed to be a safe, productive addition to the community. The custom design of this Walmart, with consideration given to landscaping, lighting and sustainable design, will mean that this property blends in with the surrounding community. The site at Yale and Koehler is centrally-located and primed to serve many diverse communities in the heart of our city, many of which are currently under-served when it comes to affordable grocery and pharmacy choices. The new Walmart is the ideal development to serve all of Houston.
A Great Place to Work
• Walmart currently employs over 6000 associates in San Antonio, and nearly 150,000 throughout Texas.
• The full-time average hourly wage in Texas is $12.29 per hour.
• Walmart medical plans are available for as little as $15 bi-weekly and we insure more than 1 million people in the U.S.
• We provide a corporate match up to 6% into our 401(k) program; additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly
incentive based on the company’s performance
• Nearly 75% of our store management teams across the country joined the company as hourly associates
Preserving the Environment
• Walmart created more than 16 acres of buffer zone behind the store site. Walmart intends to preserve 75% of the trees
currently located in the buffer zone and as well as on the proposed Walmart lot.
• Walmart designed a 50-foot landscape buffer in the front of the store along Blanco that will preserve ten large Heritage Live
Oaks near the entrance.
• On days of rain, the water flow of the entire property is designed to run into the culvert in the front of the store along
Blanco, away from residential areas.
Leadership in Sustainability
• The proposed store will also include energy-efficient technology and environmentally sustainable features to reduce energy
and water consumption and minimize waste. LED lighting in the store will operate 70 percent more efficiently than
traditional fluorescent lighting. Low-flow toilets and faucets will reduce the water used in the bathrooms.
• Statewide, Walmart stores under ERCOT receive up to 15 percent of electricity needs through an agreement to purchase
clean energy from the Notrees, Texas wind farm. According to the United States EPA’s Green Power Partnership program,
Walmart’s Texas and California renewable energy projects alone make Walmart the second largest purchaser of green
power among U.S. retailers.
• As a company last year, Walmart kept 80.9 percent of all waste generated by U.S. operations out of landfills. This has the
potential to prevent 11.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Walmart Gives Back
• In 2011, Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $66.7 million in cash and inkind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve in the state of Texas. Through additional funds
donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam’s Club associates throughout the state, the retailer’s contributions in Texas
totaled more than $74.9 million.
• Dress for Success San Antonio:
The Walmart Foundation has donated $2 million to help Dress for Success Worldwide expand its Going Places Network to 60 of its affiliate locations across the U.S., including Dress for Success San Antonio. The program will give thousands of women in San Antonio and across the country the added confidence they need to ace interviews and get back into the workforce. Though the Going Places Network has already been implemented in other Dress for Success affiliates, this is the first year the program will be available in San Antonio through this grant.
• Child Advocates San Antonio:
The Walmart Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) as part of its annual State Giving Program. The grant will be used to help recruit, train and support a total of 405 CASA volunteers who will be a voice for children in the foster care system. To learn more about CASA, click here: http://www.casa-satx.org/