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05/11

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SAM's Club Announces Baton Rouge Grand Opening

Bentonville, AR - SAM’S Club will celebrate the grand opening of a new 128,000- square-foot warehouse club located at 10444 North Mall Drive. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th. The SAM’S Club will open for business on Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. Regular club hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.

The Baton Rouge SAM’S Club will offer more than 4,000 items, feature a Club Cafe, an Optical Department, a Gas Station, a fresh Floral, Bakery and Meat Department and an Embroidery Center. In addition, the club will have a Pharmacy and a 1-Hour Photo Lab.

"We are excited about our new SAM’S Club and the many valuable services we have to offer our members, said Jim Gallagher SAM’S Club general manager. We look forward to providing our members with a shopping experience that offers more surprises for less."

SAM’S Club partners are actively involved in the communities that they serve and this year have already contributed over $26,000 to area non-profit organizations. Nationally, SAM’S Club participates with the Children’s Miracle Network and United Way fund drives. SAM’S Club has also recently announced it’s national campaign to promote Literacy, Get Caught Reading with SAM’S Club. In the state of Louisiana, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has raised and contributed more than $1.5 million to local non-charitable organizations.

The Baton Rouge SAM’S Club joins 10 locations in the state of Louisiana. SAM’S Club, with 1999 sales of more than $24 billion, is the largest warehouse club in the United States with 466 clubs and 38.5 million cardholders. SAM’S Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world’s largest retailer with 1999 sales of more than $165 billion. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has raised and contributed over $163 million back to local communities throughout the United State s.