Club offers convenience, savings to area families and businesses

New Caney, Texas, Jan. 24, 2017 — Sam’s Club will open its first location in New Caney Thursday, Jan. 26, offering more savings, services and innovative shopping technology to local families and business owners. Located at 22296 Market Place Drive, the club will officially open following an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony.

No membership is required to attend the celebration. Non-members can experience the club with a one day pass available at the new club’s Membership desk.

“Being a member of Sam’s Club means more than a membership card in a wallet,” said Sam’s Club Manager Taylor Jones. “It means belonging to a community of members who have exclusive access to great products, brands and services. We look forward to not only providing our members with amazing values but innovative shopping options like Scan & Go and Club Pickup.”

No need to wait in line
Shopping at Sam’s Club has never been more convenient. Members of the New Caney club can utilize the company’s new shopping app, Scan & Go. The mobile app makes members’ checkout process faster and more convenient by being able to scan UPC codes on items as they load them into their cart. 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.

More ways to shop
The New Caney club will also offer the drive-thru convenience of Club Pickup - a concierge service for members who prefer to place an online order and pick them up at a scheduled time. Sam’s Club associates serve as personal shopping assistants for this service- handpicking the items to fulfill the order. When members arrive at the club, they can check in on their mobile device or use the drive-thru kiosk to trigger the direct-to-vehicle delivery.

New club features
The Walmart-owned membership warehouse in New Caney will include the following features:

  • Full service sushi bar and expanded seafood selection
  • Fresh Island offering organic and grass-fed beef and other premium meats
  • Two spacious walk-in coolers designed to keep dairy and produce as fresh as possible
  • Upgraded café with digital ordering station for those who want to self-order and pay upon entering the line
  • Health and Wellness Center with a pharmacy, hearing and optical center

Commitment to community
As part of the grand opening festivities, Sam’s Club will be awarding $25,000 in grants to several local nonprofit organizations. The company empowers club managers and associates to identify and support community efforts in and around the neighborhoods they serve.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is an important part of our culture at Sam’s Club,” Jones added. “One of the best things about this program is our associates were part of the grant selection process, helping us identify the organizations they felt passionate about supporting.”

Grand opening ceremony to feature local officials, special events
Members of the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will be among those attending Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The New Caney High School ROTC will present the colors and associate Tyler Tranthan will sing the national anthem.

To add to the excitement, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon will be signing autographs for fans on grand opening day, Thursday, Jan. 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations grand opening weekend including Chef Shamy Gourmet Butters, Kountry Boys Sausage, and Berghoff Eurocast Cookware.

Membership information
Being a member of Sam’s Club means more than a membership card in a wallet – it means exclusive access to great products, brands and services, all at amazing values. Sam's Club memberships range from $45 to $100.

As part of a grand opening membership promotion, residents can get up to a $30 gift card when they sign up as a new member through Jan. 29. Membership teams are available at the fuel station to sign up members prior to Thursday’s grand opening.

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 657 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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