About Walmart in Chatham County

Customers

  • Customers want more options for affordable and healthy food.  They also want more access to quality jobs. Walmart is uniquely positioned to deliver both.  In addition to affordable and healthy food options, we are also delivering good jobs with competitive pay and benefits and real opportunity to build a career.
  • The store will be approximately 150,000 sq. ft., providing a full line of produce and grocery items, general merchandise, a bakery/deli, a garden center and pharmacy.

Taxes/Economic Development

  • The total budget for site work and construction will be approximately $25-$30 million – directly benefiting the local economy.
  • The estimated property tax revenue on the project is approximately $60,000 – $70,000 per year.
  • The estimated local sales tax revenue on the project $500,000-$650,000 per year
  • Walmart collected on behalf of the state of North Carolina more than $574.2 million in sales taxes in FYE 2011.
  • Walmart paid more than $77.8 million in state and local taxes in the state of North Carolina in FYE 2011.

People

  • This size store typically generates 225-250 jobs and includes positions in store management, pharmacy, human resources, customer service, as well as cashiers and sales associates.  These jobs offer competitive pay and benefits and opportunity for career development.  Benefits include affordable health plans, profit sharing and 401(k) contributions, a stock purchase plan and a discount on store merchandise. Additionally, eligible associates receive an annual incentive based on the company performance.  More than three-quarters of Walmart’s  store management team started as hourly associates.
  • As of June 2011, the average wage for regular, full-time hourly associates in North Carolina is $12.26 per hour (Walmart Discount Stores, Supercenters, and Neighborhood Markets).

Sustainability

  • In the U.S., Walmart will double the sale of locally sourced produce and increase the purchase of select U.S. crops. In NC these items include:  Barham Farms to supply European cucumbers, Apple Wedge and Deal Orchards.   In addition, Walmart also locally sources from Smithfield, Sanderson Farms chickens, Krispy Kreme, Golding Farms, Lance Crackers, Malt- o- Meal, MillerCoors, Neese Sausage, and Cheerwine.
  • At Walmart, we believe being a profitable and efficient business goes hand-in-hand with being a good steward of the environment. Two of our company-wide environmental goals are to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy and to create zero waste. To move our company toward these goals, we created the Buildings Sustainable Value Network, which helps design and build more energy- and water-efficient stores and clubs in our U.S. operations.
  • Walmart, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), created Acres for America, a 10-year, $35 million commitment to purchase and preserve one acre of wildlife habitat in the United States for every acre of land developed by Walmart. The program has helped conserve more than 630,000 acres in its first five years, surpassing its original 10-year goal of 138,000 acres.

Giving

  • Since 2009 Walmart has given over $700,000 to sustainable organizations in the state of North Carolina.
  • In 2010 alone, Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $22.0 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve in the state of North Carolina.  Through additional funds donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam’s Club associates throughout the state, the retailer’s contributions in North Carolina totaled more than $26.0 million.