ASU's Tempe campus gets its own Walmart

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Updated Sunday, May 19 at 1:27 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- ASU students looking to grab a quick snack or some school supplies won't have far to go. Arizona State University's Tempe campus just got its own Walmart.

The country's second "Walmart on Campus" opened Wednesday in the Vista del Sol Plaza near Rural and Apache. "The new location functions as a convenience store, and offers ASU students and faculty easier access to Walmart's "everyday low prices," according to a press release.

Unlike other Walmart locations, the Walmart on Campus will employ just 10 associates. The location measures just 5,000-square-feet, compared to stores like the Walmart Supercenter in Paradise Valley, which is about 100,000-square-feet.

The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and until 6 p.m. on Sundays.  The location will include a pharmacy with Walmart's signature $4 prescription program.

"The new Walmart on Campus is going to be a wonderful amenity for the students of ASU," said Mary Ann Miller, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. She added that the new location "will add to the convenience of living on or next to campus."

Spokesmen say Walmart chose the ASU campus location because of the university's large population.

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