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RICHMOND, Va. — The country’s largest retailer is opening a store on one of Virginia’s largest college campuses. Walmart announced plans to open inside a yet-to-be built building on the VCU Campus.

The 4,100-square-foot store would open in late 2014 or early 2015 at 912 West Grace Street, according to the university.

“VCU is excited that our students will enjoy the convenience and low prices the Walmart on Campus will offer,” Diane Reynolds, assistant vice president for business services at VCU, said. “With its product mix, pharmacy and services, this is a great addition to retail growth on and around campus that meets the needs of students, faculty, staff and surrounding neighborhoods.”

The new Walmart is part of the company’s Walmart on Campus program. Other colleges involved in the Walmart on Campus include: University of Arkansas, Arizona State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Missouri.

“We are thrilled to bring one of our campus stores to VCU,” Walmart director of public affairs Brooke Mueller said in a statement. “We continue to find new ways to make shopping more convenient for our customers, and they have been very enthusiastic about this format.”

The new Walmart will employee about 10 associates, Walmart said.

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