SECAUCUS AND BEYOND - Walmart in Secaucus will introduce its recently expanded store with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, June 16 at 8 a.m.
The event caps off an 18-month remodeling project that added 32,000 square feet to the existing Walmart retail store at 400 Park Place. The renovated space - now 199,000 square feet - will include a complete grocery department, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, a new interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting, and improved signage, according to the discount retailer.
Walmart has also added approximately 150 associate jobs at this location, according to store manager Tracy Ferschweiler. This brings the total number of associate positions up to 750.
The average wage for full-time hourly associates in New Jersey is approximately $12.02 per hour, according to a Walmart release.
"Walmart's expansion provides excellent job opportunities in their community as well as a full grocery store that completely meets their needs," said Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli.
The town has been without a grocery store since last year when the Stop & Shop at Mill Creek Mall closed.
The location will feature a full line of groceries, including a deli, a meat department, fresh produce, a dairy department, as well as a bakery featuring artisan breads and custom cakes.
The renovated store will also have an enhanced housewares department and expanded electronics department. A new department called Celebration Station has been added and will feature party supplies, greeting cards, balloons and helium tanks, cake supplies, and gift wrap.