A New Supercenter in Bowie
Walmart is investing again in Bowie to offer the community expanded access to quality goods and a superior shopping experience. We are proposing to build a new and expanded Bowie location across Route 301 from our existing location. This move will provide our customers with a better shopping experience, access to a broader range of merchandise – including fresh food and groceries – and will create more jobs for Prince George’s County.
- The new store will offer shoppers access to fresh and affordable groceries, pharmacy items, home goods, health and beauty products, apparel and a garden center in addition to many other merchandise.
High Quality Store
- New store standards meet or exceed the goals of the community by delivering state-of-the-art features and high-performance sustainability elements, including:
- Energy Management: Walmart installs high-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems, light monitoring systems and LED lights in its freezer cases, which reduce energy consumption by an estimated 70% in each new store.
- Water Conservation: Walmart’s water conservation measures could save up to an estimated 530,000 gallons of water annually at each store.
- Materials & Finishes: In its concrete mixes, new Walmart stores require 15-20% replacement of cement for fly ash (a product of coal-fired electricity) or a 25-30% replacement with slag (a waste product of steel).
- Walmart jobs offer competitive pay, quality benefits and a real opportunity for associates to build sustainable careers. The new store will employ approximately 300 associates.
- Walmart provides wages that meet or exceed those of our competitors, including those who are unionized. We are proud that the full time average hourly wage for Walmart associates in Maryland is $12.18.
- Our full-time associates have access to a broad range of benefits, including affordable health care for as low as $18 per pay period, store performance-based bonuses, education benefits, and access to a 401(k).
- Approximately 75% of Walmart’s management started as hourly associates.
Enriching the Local Economy
- Retail growth will keep millions of sales dollars in Prince George’s County. Last year, some $242 million is spent by Prince George’s County residents at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores outside of Prince George’s County.
- Walmart stores are anchors and magnets for other businesses, large and small. Our stores will attract more retail to Prince George’s County, which is convenient for residents and good for the county.
Good Corporate Citizen
- The Walmart Foundation is pleased to be continuing a tradition of supporting local organizations and initiatives across Prince George’s County, particularly in the critical areas of hunger relief and nutrition, workforce development and sustainability.
- In the past year, Walmart has supported local Prince George’s County non-profits, including: The Prince George’s Child Resource Center, My Girlfriend’s House, Daughter for the Day, The Training Source, Share Our Strength, Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clagett Farm and other important non-profits.
- In Maryland, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation has contributed more than $7 million in cash and in-kind gifts to a variety of local non-profit organizations that are making a positive difference in their communities.
Made in the U.S.A. Commitment
- Walmart and Sam’s Club will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products over the next 10 years. The company will grow U.S. manufacturing on two fronts: by increasing what it already buys here – in categories like sporting goods, apparel basics, storage products, games, and paper products – and by helping to onshore U.S. production in high potential areas like textiles, furniture and higher-end appliances.