New club part of national pilot to allow members to bypass checkout line

Milwaukee, Wis., July 29, 2016 — Sam’s Club will open its new club in Milwaukee Thursday, Aug. 4. The club will feature more savings, services and innovative ways to shop for local families, business owners and students. Doors open at 8050 North 124th Street in Milwaukee following an 8:00 a.m. grand re-opening ceremony. This brand new club will replace the one on Calumet Road, which opened its doors in 1991.

“We’re excited to show the community our new club and all that it has to offer,” said Club Manager Dan Jenkins. “Our new club will have a lot more of those local products that our community loves and to top it off we’re excited to announce that we will be one of the first clubs in the country to offer the convenience of Scan & Go shopping.”

Scan & Go is an innovative mobile app designed to make members’ checkout process faster by being able to scan UPC codes as they load items into their carts. When they are done shopping and ready to check out, they can pay directly on their phone from anywhere in the club and bypass the checkout line.

The Milwaukee club will also offer a convenient drive-thru service called Club Pickup. This allows members to order items online ahead of time and have them ready for pick up the next day at no additional cost. Club Pickup also features a mobile check in option which notifies the club when members are on their way to pick up the order.

Grand opening ceremony to feature special guests and events
Members of the Milwaukee Area Chamber of Commerce will be among those attending Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The national anthem will be performed by Sam’s Club Associate Krystle Lewis.

Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman will greet fans at the club between 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations throughout the re-grand opening weekend.

Commitment to community
The grand opening celebration will focus on the company’s commitment to being the club of the community by awarding $16,000 in grants to several local nonprofit organizations. Last year, Sam’s Club and Walmart stores in Wisconsin provided more than $28 million in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations in the state. These donations represent community grants, food donations and associate volunteer efforts from stores, clubs and the Walmart Foundation.

In addition to the Sam’s Club giving program, the company also supports the area by sourcing products from local and regional businesses. Sam’s Club is proud to carry several regional products, including Malcore Foods cheese curds and beef sticks, Klement’s summer sausage and Cherryland’s Best Door County dried cherries. Through the company’s Road Show program, Mike’s Popcorn and BergHOFF’s EuroCAST professional cookware will be featured during grand opening weekend. Members will also be able to enjoy various food samples during the celebration.

Membership information
A 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 member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. Memberships range from $45 to $100.

  • Sam’s Club Savings and Business memberships run $45 per year and include Instant Savings which are limited-time promotional discounts that are electronically loaded on a member's card and automatically applied at the time of purchase of the item.
  • A Sam’s Club Plus membership costs $100 per year and includes early shopping hours and Cash Back Rewards meaning Plus members earn $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 they spend in qualifying pre-tax purchases.

As part of a re-grand opening membership promotion, residents can get up to a $25 gift card when they sign up as a new member.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 654 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 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.

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