Revitalizing the Duvall Village Shopping Center
Walmart is investing in Duvall Village Shopping Center to offer expanded access to goods and a superior shopping experience. We are proposing to convert the former Super Fresh grocery store into a 77,000 square-foot, smaller format Walmart store.
Since Walmart announced its intentions to locate a store at Duvall Village Shopping Center, local businesses and hundreds of area residents have voiced their support for Walmart’s involvement. Our store would revitalize a space that has remained vacant for more than five years and would serve as a strong retail anchor for small businesses located in the shopping center. Our store will also create approximately 300 jobs in Prince George’s County.
- The new store will offer access to fresh and affordable groceries, pharmacy items, home goods, health and beauty products, apparel, and garden center, in addition to 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 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.
- Material & 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).
Enriching the Local Economy
- More retail will keep millions of retail dollars in Prince George’s County. Last year, some $242 million was 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 store will attract more retail to Prince George’s County, which is convenient for residents and good for the county.
- The eight existing retail stores at Duvall Village Shopping Center are complementary businesses and will thrive with Walmart as an anchor tenant. Our store will create additional foot traffic that will assist businesses located in the shopping center.
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.
Over the years, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have supported local Prince George’s County non-profits, including:
- The Prince George’s Child Resource Center
- My Girlfriend’s House
- Daughter for the Day
- Doctor's Community Hospital
- Food & Friends
- Maryland Community Connection
- The Training Source
- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clagett Farm
- Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Services
- Other important non-for-profits all of which are doing extraordinary work
In FY2014 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.
- 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 employees in Maryland is $12.48 (as of May 2015).
- 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.