Walmart will open two new word parks in Manhattan, a Walmart spokesman said on Wednesday.
The first is a 5,000-square-foot store at 590 East 57th Street, where it will display its latest offerings.
The second is a 4,000 square-foot mall that will have about 200 stores and a Walmart-branded merchandise outlet, according to the spokesman, who declined to identify the stores.
Walmart plans to open a new 4,600-square foot store on East 56th Street.
Walmart is a leading provider of merchandise and services in New Jersey and across the country, and has built its business in the state on a model of offering discounts, convenience and loyalty to customers.
The company also has a presence in Texas, Arizona and California.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jessica Johnson said the company was opening the new word park in Manhattan because it was needed because of Walmart’s growing footprint in the city.
The New York City Development Corporation will manage the mall, which will be a mixed-use building with a Walmart store.
The development will include affordable housing and retail space, and Walmart will be leasing the site for 10 years, Johnson said.
Walton’s Walmart has been an important tenant in the borough since the company started leasing space in the early 2000s.
WalMart employs 1,100 people in New England, including about 1,300 in New Yorkers, according for the most recent state data.
It operates more than 2,300 stores in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Canada, with more than 6,000 in North America.