updated 09/04/2012 2:15PM
Walmart to open a second supercenter in Orange County
Arkansas-based retail giant, will open a second “supercenter” later this
year in the city of Irvine. Once it’s completed, Orange County will be
home to 20 Walmart stores.
The 120,000-square-foot retail center
will be located at the Irvine Home Center, on Technology Drive off of
Von Karmen, according to the OC Register.
Last month, the
discount retailer opened its second Southern California Walmart
Neighborhood Market – not the massive centers normally associated with
the retailer – in Rancho Santa Margarita. The 32,000-square-foot market
has a smaller, more community-oriented design and offers fresh
groceries, organic produce, household and beauty items, a deli, bakery,
pharmacy and a one-hour photo system.
In addition to selling a
variety of low-priced home goods, the new Walmart supercenters will
furnish a pharmacy and carry a full line of groceries. Each locale will
employ about 300 workers.
Irvine city councilman Jeff Lalloway
said, "I am proud to welcome the Walmart stores to our city. The
locations of the new Walmart stores in Irvine will allow our residents
to shop for affordable [goods] and fresh food. Our citizens will gain
quality jobs with good benefits; our overall community will enjoy having
Walmart invest in our local nonprofit organizations."
Other Walmarts still to be constructed in Orange County will be in Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Anaheim and La Habra.
Target, which operates some 30 stores in the county, added basic groceries to most of its stores in the region.
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