Walmart formally announces future Yazoo location

Walmart released the following press release today:
 
Today Walmart announced plans to build a new Supercenter on Grand Avenue in Yazoo City. The new, 122,000 sq. ft. Walmart Supercenter will provide approximately 250 jobs, and offer a convenient shopping experience for the local community. The store is expected to open in Spring 2017.
 
“This is a much needed boost to our economy,” said Yazoo City Mayor Diane Delaware. We hope that with Walmart’s success, other businesses will follow.”
 
About the new Yazoo City Walmart Supercenter:
Location: 2129 Grand Avenue, Yazoo City, MS
Size: 122,000 sq. ft.
Jobs provided: 250
Opens: Spring 2017
 
“I am very excited that Walmart is coming to Yazoo City,” said Russell Restaurants Owner Skip Russell. “My decision to build here was based partly on the anticipation of Walmart coming. Now, more and more people will have a reason to visit and shop Yazoo City. It's going to be great for all of us.”
 
Once completed, the new Yazoo City Walmart Supercenter will offer a full line of affordable, fresh produce and groceries, including organic and natural selections, in addition to local favorites. The store will also feature quality household merchandise, including health and beauty items, baby and pet supplies, toys and games, electronics, sporting goods, apparel, household items and lawn and garden items, all at Walmart’s famous Every Day Low Prices.
 
“I am very excited because I won’t have to drive to Jackson, Greenwood or Indianola to go to Walmart,” said Yazoo City resident Precious F. Banks.
 
Customers will enjoy convenient on-site services such as a garden center, tire and lube express, 8-pump fuel station and a free store pickup service providing an easy way to shop millions of products on Walmart.com, with many items available for pickup the same day.
 
Walmart’s full line of groceries include:
Fresh produce
Bakery
Full-serve deli
Prepared meal options 
Organic/natural selections
 
General merchandise categories include:
Health and beauty supplies
Baby items
Pet supplies
Seasonal merchandise
Electronics
Toys
Sporting goods
Family apparel
Jewelry
Household goods 
Home furnishings
Lawn and garden items
 
Convenience services include: 
Vision Center
Money Center
Digital-Photo Processing Center 
Walmart Pickup
 
The Yazoo City Walmart Supercenter will employ approximately 250 full- and part-time positions. A job at Walmart means competitive pay for all associates. Walmart currently employs more than 24,000 associates at 80 retail locations in Mississippi. Last year, Walmart promoted 4,020 of its associates in Mississippi to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility. In addition, 2,040 Mississippi associates were converted from part-time to full-time in 2015.