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Sam's Club Opens in Kansas City, Bringing Savings
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Sam's Club Opens in Kansas City, Bringing Savings09:18 EDT Monday, June 23, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Business Wire) -- Sam's Club will open a new Kansas City club at 8130 N. Church Road following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, June 26. The membership warehouse club will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on quality products, including the national and local brands they expect and aspire to, as well as some unexpected finds.
“We cannot wait to serve the community in our new club,” said Club Manager B.J. McAllister. “We've taken great care to make sure our members will find the club full of the merchandise they're looking for, as well as some fun surprises, at an amazing value. This will be the beginning of a great partnership with residents, business owners and community organizations.”
Quality products help small businesses and busy families
Sam's Club is expanding upon its unique, shopper-friendly experience with this Kansas City club. 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 SamsClub.com to select items to be picked up at the club.
Members will discover savings on a number of outstanding items Grand Opening weekend, including*:
- A 12 pack of IXL Elite Hydration Beverages for $12.98
- 2lb package of blueberries for $4.98
- 12 pack Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels for $18.98
- VIZIO 50” Class LED Smart HDTV for $528
- HP 15.6” Notebook for $299
- Fuji S9200 Bundle for $269.88
- Vision Grills® Kamado Ceramic Grill for $569
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.
Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special events and offerings
State Representative Noel Shull, along with representatives from the Liberty, Richmond, Excelsior Springs, and Kansas City, Mo. Chambers, will be participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Excelsior Springs Job Corps will be leading the posting of the colors.
Free health screenings, open to members and the public, will be given opening day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assess cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas.
The club will host multiple special appearances and autograph signing opportunities throughout the weekend, including visits from:
- Former MLB player and Kansas City Royals Coach, Frank White
- Former Royals center fielder, Brian McRae
- Chiefs running back, Knile Davis
Also during the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club including local favorites Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue and Original Juan specialty foods.
New club brings 180 new jobs to community, provides $25,000 in local grants
To staff the new Kansas City club, Sam's Club has hired more than 180 new associates. Sam's Club and parent company Walmart currently employ more than 40,000 people in the state of Missouri.
“We built a great team to serve the northland area,” said McAllister. “This team of associates is passionate about the community and exceeding member expectations. I look forward to introducing them on grand opening day.”
In that spirit of giving back, Sam's Club has selected several local non-profit organizations to benefit from special grants totaling $25,000 as part of the Grand Opening celebration, including: Hill Crest Hope, MVCAA, Teach & Learn Experientially, Liberty Sertoma, Liberty Public Schools, Liberty Hospital Foundation, TNK Children's Foundation, Ray County Memorial Hospital, Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation, The Richmond Education Foundation, Friends of Due West, the Clay County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, and the City of Liberty Community Emergency Response Team.
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.
*Sam's Club® Advertised Merchandise Policy
It is our firm intention to have every advertised item in stock. Occasionally, however, an advertised item may not be available for purchase due to unforeseen difficulties. We reserve the right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases or one-per-member or household, and to exclude resellers. We have done our best to ensure all information in this piece is accurate and up to-date. Errors and omissions occasionally occur and are subject to correction. Pricing and item availability may vary by location and in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin and on SamsClub.com. Pricing and items are valid at your 8130 N. Church Rd. Kansas City, MO, club and are good June 26 – 29, 2014.
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