For years, Walmart has positioned itself as the store for everybody. The two-story Grossmont Center location has employees who are welcoming and is a place where the shelves are filled with everything you need for daily life, making shopping convenient and simple. The store bustles with a mix of young and old people, both customers and staff members. Above all, Walmart has built its reputation as the ultimate discount store, offering affordable prices that align with anyone’s budget. Open from early in the morning until midnight every day, Walmart is positioned as the place to go when you need just about anything at just about any time of the day or night.
“We serve everyone in the community when you go to Walmart,” Manager Todd Raley says. “People love coming here because they know they get great deals on the things they need, both with our everyday prices and our special promotions. It is a lot of work to run a big store like ours, but we enjoy it because doing the job well means our customers are happy and want to keep coming back to shop here.”
Longtime Walmart customers know that the first thing to do before any shopping trip at the discount store is to download the Walmart app to their phone. The app streamlines the shopping experience with useful features. You can reorder items you purchased regularly, such as household staples including paper towels, soap, and cleaning supplies; check prices on merchandise; see if an item is in stock at the Grossmont Center store and what aisle it is in; track prescriptions; pick up online orders at the store more quickly; and use Walmart Pay on your phone to make your purchases.
With the app on your phone and your shopping list in hand, you are ready to dive into Walmart and its expansive inventory. The store features sections dedicated to beauty and personal care items, toys, electronics, clothing, office supplies, pet supplies, home decor, kitchen and home appliances, recreational and exercise gear, and much more. The Grossmont Center Walmart also has a vision center, which offers eye exams as well as prescription glasses and contact lenses. Plus, the photo center offers an easy way to get prints made from all the photos stored on your phone—you can even upload images to Walmart’s website, and the prints will be ready for pickup at the Grossmont Center store! Other services offered here include a Coinstar change machine, key copying, Redbox DVD rentals, wireless plans, and even tax preparation. If you get hungry during your shopping trip, this Walmart also has a McDonald’s so that you can grab a bite to eat on the go.
Although Walmart is known as a discount store, it still places a premium on offering high-quality products. In recent years, the store has expanded and elevated its selection of merchandise. For instance, now you can find Drew Barrymore’s Flower Home collection of vibrant and unique home decor items and beauty legend Bobbi Brown’s Evolution_18 line of supplements. Walmart has also established partnerships with celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres (the EV1 clothing line) and Kendall and Kylie Jenner (Kendall + Kylie for Walmart bags and accessories).
Walmart has achieved to create space for this influx of big-name brands while still making plenty of room for the basics that are a cornerstone of shopping at the discount giant. Cleaning supplies, tools, organizational bins, first-aid supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper—these necessities are always offered at low prices. Weekly ads and coupons make prices even more attractive, and it is not unusual to go into the store and find a product (or two or three!) that is not on your shopping list but you must have it because the deal is simply too good to pass up.
In addition to the great selection and low prices, customers also appreciate the easily accessible location of the Grossmont Center Walmart. It offers handy freeway access, there is plenty of parking, and shoppers can also visit the rest of the Center if they have other stores to visit or want to eat at one of the many restaurants. It is clear why Walmart is a draw for residents of La Mesa and the surrounding community! Walmart is one of Grossmont Center’s anchor stores, and we are proud to be home to a retailer that sets out to provide its customers with everything they need at affordable prices. Walmart adds to the diversity of our shops and restaurants, and that is a large reason why the Center is more than a mall—it is a community destination. The next time you need to stock up something—anything, really—for you or your home, come to Walmart and see why the company’s mission is “to save people money so they can live better.”