Walmart will break ground on a new Supercenter in Denton, Maryland, the week of September 19. The Supercenter will offer shopping convenience to customers looking for broad product selections, including fresh quality food and everyday general needs, at value pricing.

"Walmart is excited to begin the construction of this Supercenter site in an effort to bring greater development to Caroline County, offer quality jobs with good benefits and a variety of goods at our everyday low prices to those in the community," said Mary Wilson, Maryland Market Manager, Walmart. "We look forward to partnering with elected officials, community leaders and surrounding businesses to help address the needs of the local community."

The 152,888 square foot Supercenter will be a convenient one-stop family shopping center, featuring a full line of groceries as well as a bakery, a delicatessen, a frozen food section and meat, dairy and fresh produce sections. Merchandise areas include apparel and accessories, sporting goods, electronics, home, fine jewelry, outdoor garden center and health & beauty. The store will also feature a Subway.

In addition to helping customers save money so they can live better, the Supercenter is expected to create at least 250 jobs, providing valuable employment opportunities that offer competitive pay to local residents, quality benefits and a real opportunity to build a career. More than 70 percent of Walmart's store management team started as hourly associates and benefits include access to affordable health plans for both full and part-time associates, 401(k) plan, a stock purchase plan and a discount on store merchandise.

Mayor Robert L. Clendaniel stated, "I believe all of us on the Town Council welcome not only the increase in shopping choices and convenience that Walmart can offer; but also the outstanding opportunity for the Town of Denton and Caroline County to have job growth and economic development on this scale. The Town and Walmart have worked together through property and regulatory issues for over three years towards this day. We are thrilled to have Walmart serve our area."

Walmart currently operates 35 stores and 12 Sam's Clubs in the state of Maryland. The retailer employs 17,678 associates and works with 1,359 suppliers throughout the state. In 2011, Walmart stores, Sam's Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $10.7 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve in the state of Maryland.

The Denton Supercenter will open in the Summer 2012 at 610 Legion Road, Denton, MD 21629, near MD 404.