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#1:NewYorkersareAlreadyShopping&WorkingatWalmart
 
Lastyear,NewYorkersspentmorethan$195millionatWalmartstoresOUTSIDEthecity
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Queens:$80.2million
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Manhattan:$35.0million
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StatenIsland:$23.4million
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Bronx:$19.1million
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Brooklyn:$10.4million
 
NewYorkCityisthetopmetromarketforWalmart.cominthecountry
 
Walmartemploysmorethan38,000associatesinNewYorkState,including1,400NewYorkCityresidents
#2:NewYorkersWantWalmartinNewYorkCity
 
71%ofNewYorkCityresidentsfavorWalmartcomingtoNewYorkCity
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Borough-specificsupportis:Bronx(80%);Brooklyn(76%);Queens(70%);StatenIsland(66%)andManhattan(59%)
 
63%ofNewYorkersfavorbringingWalmartTOTHEIRNEIGHBORHOOD
 
62%ofsmallbusinessesfavorWalmartcomingtoNewYorkCity
 
Morethan74%ofunionmemberssupportlocatingaWalmartinNewYorkCity
#3:NewYorkersNeedJobs
 
City-wideunemploymentis8.9%
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EastNewYorkis19.2%
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CentralandSouthBronxis15.7%
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CentralBrooklynis14.8%
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HarlemandWashingtonHeightsis13.6%
#4:WalmartProvidesCompetitiveWages,AffordableBenefits&theChancetoBuildaCareer
 
Walmart’swagesandbenefitsareequalto-oroftenbetterthan-thoseofferedbythemajorityofNewYorkCitycompetitors
 
Theaveragewageforregularfull-timehourlyassociatesinNewYorkstateis$13.09perhour
 
Benefitsincludeaffordablehealthplans,401(k),anda10%storediscount
 
Fromahealthcareperspective,Walmart:
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Offershealthplansasinexpensiveas$11perpayperiodforanassociateonlyand$33forafamily
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Hasnoannualorlifetimemaximumsonhealthplanuse
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Insuresmorethanonemillionassociatesandtheirdependentsviacompanyhealthplans
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Providesallassociatesoncompanyhealthplansaccesstoanygenericdrugprescriptionfor$4
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Exceedstheaffordabilityandcoveragerequirementsinthe
PatientProtectionandAffordableCareAct 
(
PPACA)
 
Nationally,about70%ofWal-Mart’sstoremanagementteamstartedasanhourlyassociate
 
Morethan65%ofWalmartassociateintheNewYorkCityregionworkfulltime
 
In2009,Walmartpromotedmorethan138,000hourlyassociatesacrosstheU.S.
 
#5:WalmartHelpsAmericanHouseholdsSaveMoney
 
WalmartsavedAmericanhouseholds$3,100eachyear,nomatterwheretheyshop,accordingtoa2008studybyGlobalInsight*
 
Accordingtothe
NewYorkPost 
,someQueensresidentscouldsave33percentbypurchasingsomeeverydayitemsatWalmartinsteadoftheirlocalgrocerystore
 
Walmartoffers$4genericprescriptionsatWalmartandSAM'SCLUBpharmacies;thisprogramhassavedWalmart’sU.S.customersmorethan$3billionsinceitwaslaunchedin2006
 
WalmartandSam'sClubhavelong-acceptedacceptSNAP,formallyknownasfoodstampbenefits,atallofourstoresnationwide
*WMsavestheaveragefamilyabout$3100ayear,nomatterwheretheyshop
#6:NewYorkersNeedMoreAccesstoFresh,AffordableFood
 
3millionNewYorkerslackadequateaccesstogrocerystores
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Low-incomeneighborhoodshavethehighestneed
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1.4millionNewYorkersstruggletoputfoodonthetable
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NYCcansupportmorethan100newneighborhoodgrocerystoresandsupermarkets
 
25%ofNYCchildrenareobese.ResearchshowsthatthepresenceofasupermarketwithinaCensustractaloneorincombinationwithagrocerystorewasassociatedwithlowerprevalenceratiosofobesityandoverweightresidents
 
Asthenation’slargestgrocer,WalmartsellsmorelocallygrownproducethananycompanyinAmerica
#7:WalmartisCommittedtoMakingFoodHealthierandHealthyFoodMoreAffordable
 
WalmartwasrecentlyjoinedbyFirstLadyMichelleObamaasitoutlinedthefivekeyelementsofanefforttoprovidehealthierandmoreaffordablefoodchoices:
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Reformulatingthousandsofeverydaypackagedfooditemsby2015
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Makinghealthierchoicesmoreaffordable
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Developingstrongcriteriaforasimplefront-of-packageseal
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Providingsolutionstoaddressfooddesertsbybuildingstores
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Increasingcharitablesupportfornutritionprograms
#8:WalmarthasaPositiveEconomicImpactontheLocalEconomy
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LastyearinNewYorkState,Walmartcollectedmorethan$364millioninsalestaxes
 
Walmartpaidmorethan$88.4millioninstateandlocaltaxesinthestateofNewYorklastyear
 
Lastyear,Walmartspentalmost$11billionformerchandiseandserviceswithover2,400suppliersinthestateofNewYork.AsaresultofWalmart'srelationshipwiththesesuppliers,Walmartsupports131,233supplierjobsinthestateofNewYork
 
InNewYorkCityalone,Walmartspentmorethan$5.7billionlastyearformerchandiseandserviceswith835city-basedsuppliers,themajorityofwhicharesmallbusinesses
#9:WalmartSupportsLocalCommunities
 
In2009,Walmart'scharitablecontributionstotalmorethan$12millionacrossthestateofNewYork
 
Overthepastthreeyears,theWalmartfoundationgavemorethan$9millionincashandin-kinddonationstolocalNewYorkCityorganizations

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