RAYMORE, Mo., Oct. 29, 2013— After serving the region for more than 30 years, Sam’s Club will open its newest club in Raymore following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 30. The new location, relocating from nearby Grandview, will serve as an anchor for the Raymore Galleria.
“We have a lot of history in this area – this club was one of the original Sam’s Club locations that our founder, Sam Walton, opened in 1983,” said Club Manager Desiree Rutledge. “The new club will build on that tradition and help us better serve our members throughout the area. We are excited to open this new environmentally-friendly building that has many modern features and includes a full-service pharmacy, a large area of fresh merchandise and several other exciting amenities.”
Wednesday’s Grand Opening will feature remarks from Raymore Mayor Peter Kerckhoff and local Chamber of Commerce President Brent Ewert.
"On behalf of the citizens and City of Raymore, I congratulate Sam's Club on its grand opening of a very impressive facility,” Kerckhoff said. “I'm sure the residents of Raymore — as well as those from all over Cass, southern Jackson, Henry, Bates and Johnson counties — will enjoy the shopping experience and the cost savings on Sam's vast array of selections."
"Speaking for the Raymore Chamber of Commerce, its board of directors and general membership, I would like to thank Sam’s Club for its investment in Raymore and wish them a long and successful partnership with the community,” Ewert said.
Sam’s Club has invited a variety of special vendors to showcase their products inside the club. Attractions will include Bear Paw Candy and Popcycle Electric Bicycles on-site through Sunday, Nov. 3. The club will also host special appearances by Len Dawson, Willie Wilson, Deron Cherry, John McDonald and Payton Kelly.
In addition, flu immunizations will be offered along with immunizations for pneumonia, zoster (shingles) and meningococcal.
New location features added amenities
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. 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.
A number of new 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. Also, the new club will debut a new Hearing Aid Center, offering premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices available from a certified audiologist.
Array of environmentally-friendly features, convenience for small business owners built into club
As a steward of the communities it serves, Sam’s Club utilizes a variety of environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including daylight-harvesting skylights that reduce the amount of energy required to light the store by up to 75 percent daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70 percent more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting.
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. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, personal shopping through Click ‘n’ Pull®, truckload savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.
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 membership offers exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding member benefits. With access to additional Instant Savings and early shopping hours, as well as Pharmacy discounts, Sam’s Plus Membership offers even more with premium service options. Sam's Savings Memberships and Sam's Business Memberships are $45 annually, and Sam's Plus Memberships are $100. 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. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.