LANDOVER, Md. — A 144,000-square-foot Wal-Mart supercenter — the retailer's first outlet located inside the Capital Beltway surrounding Washington, D.C. — opened here late last month.
The store is considered important strategically for the Bentonville, Ark., retailer, which is attempting to build a greater presence in urban settings. The unit is one of 10 designated “Jobs and Opportunity Zone” stores, which will partner and promote with area businesses, and would feature product selections tailored to the neighborhood and a sustainable design, Wal-Mart said in a statement.
The store features products that meet the specific needs of the community, including expanded selections of Hispanic foods and a larger than usual high-tech electronics department with expanded selections in Gospel, Latino and R&B music.