NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sam’s Club will open its first location in Norfolk Thursday, Nov. 5, offering more savings, services and shopping convenience to local families and business owners. Doors open at 741 East Little Creek Rd. in Norfolk following an 8:30 a.m. grand opening ceremony.
“We’re excited to open our doors in Norfolk and bring legendary member service to a cross-section of military, business, education and residential communities,” said Club Manager Kevin Nesbitt. “Members will enjoy discovering new items and saving on several new benefits, including travel, auto buying and our convenient Club Pickup ordering service.”
Sam’s Club is the only warehouse club in Hampton Roads to offer Club Pickup convenience for on-the-go shoppers. Club Pickup enables members to order household or business items at SamsClub.com that will be available for pickup in less than 24 hours. Members can also build and save shopping lists online for easy reordering. The Norfolk club will also feature mobile check in for Club Pickup, which enables members to use the Sam’s Club mobile app to notify club associates when they arrive at the club to pick up their order.
New Club Donates more than $20,000 to Community Nonprofit Groups
Celebrating the greater Norfolk community, Nesbitt and Sam’s Club associates will award more than $20,000 to several local nonprofit organizations at the grand opening event. Grant award recipients include:
- The Union Mission Ministries
- Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD)
- USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia
- Susan G. Komen Tidewater
- Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk
- Salvation Army of Hampton Roads
- Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
- Norfolk SPCA
- America Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Hope U Foundation
Grand opening ceremony to feature local officials, special events
Norfolk Mayor Paul D. Fraim and members of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce will be among those in attendance at Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The U.S. Army Norfolk Recruiting Company will present colors and the national anthem will be performed by local Sam’s Club management associate Olivia Gardner.
Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and interactive product demonstrations including Chef Shamy Gourmet Butter and Bamboo Pillows.
Commitment to Military and Veterans
Sam’s Club is committed to supporting the men and women who serve our country. Through the end of the year, members of the military and their spouses can purchase a Sam’s Savings membership, valued at $45, from the new Norfolk Sam’s Club for only $20. For more information on Sam’s Savings, Sam’s Business and Sam’s Plus membership benefits and pricing, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
In 2013 Sam’s Club and Walmart launched the Welcome Home initiative, guaranteeing a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty. In two years Sam’s Club and Walmart have hired more than 92,000 veterans across the U.S., many within their first 12 months off active service. For information on Sam’s Club and Walmart careers, visit Walmart.com/careers.
Non-members are encouraged to visit the new Norfolk club and take advantage of a free One-Day Pass available online or in the club at the Member Service Desk.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 653 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.