Walmart, which has been rumored to be looking for a North Buffalo location for years, apparently is close to buying properties at the northwest corner of Hertel and Elmwood avenues for a new store. A commercial real estate insider says the retail giant is said to be buying a string of properties “from the donut shop to the Home Depot plaza.” The brownfield site is across from an LA Fitness that Benderson Development is building.
In the United States, Walmart employs more than 1.4 million people in Supercenters, Walmart Discount Stores, Neighborhood Markets, Walmart Express Stores and Sam’s Clubs. There are 114 Walmart and Sam’s Clubs stores in New York, none within the City of Buffalo. Walmart operates more than 10,000 retail units under 69 banners in 27 countries.