- Walmart India’s first store opened on 29th May, 2009 in Amritsar, Punjab
- Celebration to commemorate eighth anniversary of starting store operations in India continues across all its Best Price Stores till 30th June
- Exciting range of merchandise and offers; opportunity to participate in lucky draws and bumper prizes create enthusiasm
- Bumper prizes include LED TV sets and motorcycles
New Delhi, May 29, 2017: In order to celebrate the successful completion of eight years of starting store operations in India, Walmart India, the wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores Inc., has launched ‘anniversary celebrations’ with excitement and buzz across all its Best Price Modern Wholesale Stores with `anniversary’ event till 30th June 2017.
The first Best Price Store in Amritsar had its grand opening in May, 2009. Exciting range of merchandise and offers, opportunity to participate in lucky draws and bumper prizes are already bringing back the enthusiasm and rekindling the same ‘newness’ of the original grand opening.
Discount vouchers to members on purchase of any three of the 300 `spark’ items redeemable at bookmyshow.com; four lucky draws every three hours during the day for members buying any three of the spark items with a chance to win vouchers of Rs 1,000 rupees; and bi-weekly and bumper draws for all members. The prizes for the bi-weekly and bumper draws include branded TV sets and motorcycles, respectively. The winners would be announced on 30th June.
Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India said, “We are excited. The anniversary celebrations in all our Best Price Stores mark eight wonderful years of store operations in India. Besides recapturing the enthusiasm, the celebration is a small gesture to thank all our customers, supplier partners, farmers, employees, local communities and governments for their support and contribution. Over these years, we have not only forged significant and strong partnerships, but have also been contributing to the local economy through job creation and by sourcing more than 95 percent of our merchandise locally including from SME, small & medium farmers and regional suppliers.
We have a deep commitment to the environment and have built sustainable stores by bringing in efficiencies in energy and water usage. We have pledged to meet 50 percent of energy needs through renewable energy by installing solar panels in all our stores; we retrofitted lighting systems in all stores by replacing conventional tubes with LED; started monitoring and tracking energy consumption in all existing stores to constantly be on track to achieve efficiencies close to or better than industry benchmark in India and we are aiming to bring in energy efficiency of more than 15 – 20 percent in HVAC/refrigeration systems in all our upcoming stores;. Besides, all the stores are zero-discharge units and use 100 percent treated water.
Through our Direct Farm program, we have strengthened our engagement with farmers by advising and guiding them on increasing productivity & sustainable agriculture practices and sourcing form them directly, wherever possible. This has ensured win-win for all – customers get fresh produce while farmers get better prices.
We’ve a very deep commitment to women empowerment in the country and through various programs such as women in farms; women in factories; women in business, women in retail and women in the workforce, we have significantly increased our commitment to women’s economic empowerment.
As we expand our operations in the country, we remain steadfast on our commitment to the Indian market and customers by helping them save money and live better. We hope to realize this mission for many more communities by opening more stores.”
About Walmart India:
Wal-Mart India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s leading retailer renowned for its efficiency and expertise in logistics, supply chain management and sourcing. Walmart India owns and operates 21 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 9 States across India and has integrated omni-channel in all stores. The mission of Best Price is "Enabling businesses to prosper...every single member". To enter and purchase from Best Price stores, it is mandatory to become a member. Members can belong to different business categories such as Resellers (‘Kirana Stores’); Offices and Institutions (O&I); and Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers (HoReCa). The assortment, service and store layout are customized to the specific needs of members who can walk into a Best Price stores and source high quality products in quantities they need and at the time they require.
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Sunita Patnaik, Walmart India, @ Sunita.firstname.lastname@example.org / 9717171798
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