Walmart building Sweetwater store

Walmart building Sweetwater store

October 27th, 2012 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday.

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Walmart broke ground Friday on a supercenter in Sweetwater, Tenn.

The store, going up at Highways 11 and 68, will create about 300 jobs, officials said.

"This store will be a great convenience for the residents of Sweetwater," said Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe.

Walmart Market Manager Jackie Chapman said communities like Sweetwater recognize the value in bringing Walmart to their neighborhoods.