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Decatur Sam’s Club® Gets New Layout, Look

DECATUR, Ill., October 15, 2010 – Sam’s Club enhances the shopping experience at its Decatur location as it unveils a fresh, new look this week that expands popular categories. In addition to offering new items, the club’s layout has been modified to make shopping easier and faster by placing the most purchased products in more convenient locations. These changes bring the Sam’s Club brand—Savings Made Simple—to life on both the interior and exterior of the facility. The company expects to remodel 150 facilities similarly this year.

“We listened to our members and enhanced the club with a customer-friendly, open design,” said Rob Campbell, club manager. “This is one more way we can give our members superior value and an exceptional shopping experience. Our new layout makes shopping simple.”

Simple Changes

From the newly paved parking lot to the open interior layout, members will notice the Decatur Sam’s Club has upgraded the club. A bright interior paint scheme and enhanced lighting create a more inviting shopping experience and help define the club’s merchandise areas. Low-profile shelving creates an improved sightline and directional signage helps members find the products they need.

Jewelry will be located near apparel to accommodate member requests to shop these categories together. As well, movies and music move to the electronics department.

Even with all the changes, Sam’s Club still guarantees 100 percent member satisfaction and exceptional quality at a superior value. A 2009 survey found Sam’s Club saves consumers, on average, 30.4 percent on some of the most frequently purchased product categories versus grocery and specialty retailers.*

Shopping Made Simple

To make shopping easier, members can also use samsclub.com personal shopping service, Click ‘n’ Pull®. At no additional cost, consumers can order items online to be picked up at the club. If ordered by 5 p.m., they can pick up their complete shopping order of items at their local Sam’s Club the following day. Click ‘n’ Pull is an easy way to fit exceptional savings in an already busy schedule.

For Plus Members, shoppers can enter the Club earlier and take advantage of extended shopping hours, starting at 7 a.m.

Join the Conversation Online

Sam’s Club now offers unique ways for members to engage with one another and receive information. Twitter and Facebook users can get the latest news and hot items of the day by following or becoming a fan of Sam’s Club. To find Sam’s Club on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/samsclub. Tweeters can follow @samsclub and @samsclubdeals to stay up-to-date.

Sam's Club

Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE:WMT). The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well in Brazil, China and Mexico. Sam’s Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam’s Club. Visit samsclub.com for more information. 

*Based on estimated annualized savings of select Sam’s Club Members on items Members purchased in select categories derived from a survey conducted in 30 U.S. markets between 07/27/2009 and 08/24/2009 comparing Sam’s Club regular unit prices to regular unit prices of selected non-Club competitors, including, but not limited to, grocery stores and mass retailers. Local savings for individual customers vary.