CASA GRANDE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sam’s Club will open its new Casa Grande club at 2425 E Florence Blvd following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, May 22, adding jobs and a preferred member shopping experience to the region. The membership warehouse club will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on quality products, including products made locally.
“Residents have been asking for a Casa Grande club for a while,” said local Sam’s Club Manager Eddie Valles. “We are excited to finally be opening here, and have created a club full of the merchandise the community is looking for.”
Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special events and offerings
Mayor Bob Jackson will be among those participating in the grand opening ceremony. Additionally, area police, sheriff, and fire department officials along with the Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, and Maricopa chambers will be participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Casa Grande Union High School ROTC will lead the posting of the colors.
Free health screenings, open to members and the public, will be given opening day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and May 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assess cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas.
Calais Campbell, defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, will be on-hand during grand opening day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to sign autographs and visit with fans.
Also during the Grand Opening, Sam’s Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club including local favorite Arizona Spice Company.
Quality products help small businesses and busy families
Sam’s Club is bringing a unique, shopper-friendly experience to Casa Grande. Busy families can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Other benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, personal shopping through Click ‘n’ Pull, truck-load savings and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers. Click ‘n’ Pull provides an innovative way for members to save time by using SamClub.com to select items to be picked up at the club.
Measuring approximately 136,000 square feet, the new club will feature a variety of members-only amenities, including a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a café and a fuel station.
A number of health and wellness services are also available. The Sam’s Club Pharmacy, open to both members and the public, features many $4 and $10 generic prescriptions, as well as extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions. In addition to everyday low prices, the Optical Center offers $40 off each additional pair of regularly priced prescription eyeglasses with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses at regular price. Lastly, at the Hearing Aid Center, premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices is available.
New club brings over 150 new jobs to community, $25,000 in local grants
To staff the new Casa Grande club, Sam’s Club has hired more than 150 new associates.
“These jobs are an important step in providing new career opportunities to residents.” said Valles. “In addition to the jobs, we’re providing $25,000 in grants to the local community. This is a first step in what will be many years of giving back to the Casa Grande community.”
In that spirit of giving back, Sam’s Club has selected several local non-profit organizations to benefit from special grants as part of the Grand Opening celebration, including:
- Coolidge Chamber of Commerce
- Pinal County Fair Association
- Casa Grande Boys and Girls Club
- Pinal Council for CASA
- Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens
- Valley Humane Society
- Home of Hope
- Honoring, Hiring, Helping our Heroes of Pinal
- Casa Grande Food Bank
- Junior Achievement of Casa Grande
- Community Outreach for Children in Casa Grande
- Meals on Wheels
A Sam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. With access to additional Instant Savings, early shopping hours, and additional discounts on pharmacy and optical services, Sam’s Plus memberships offer even more with additional great benefits. Sam’s Plus memberships are $100 annually. Sam's Savings memberships and Sam's Business memberships are $45 annually, and include Instant Savings loaded directly onto Member’s cards. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. For more information, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services in more than 630 clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. To learn more about Savings Made Simple, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.