Wal Mart Hwy 150-Store General Manager- Jeff Jay, Wal-Mart-Area District Manager Patrick Clifford. and SouthEast Divisional Merchandise Manager- Diana Hooker along with Hoover High School Athletics Director- Myra Miles, Hoover Principal Don Hulin are proud to present the NEW HOOVER HIGH BUCS STORE, inside the Hoover Hwy 150 Wal-mart.
The store/partnership, which is brand new, is a joint collaboration of Hoover High School, Wal-mart, the schools marketing, website and webstream partner. The Genesis for the partnership came from Myra Miles, who as Hoover AD, was tired of seeing Hoover gear pop up all over the city, none of which was licensed and approved by the School. Miles wanted the school to make sure the gear was HOOVER BUC Approved, not just for the school to get compensated, but to ensure that the marks, logos, and colors of Hoover High were the same of those who wear the Bucs uniforms, and gear.
Miles, liked the fact that Wal-mart wanted to step up and make a full committment to Hoover and buy and sell quality gear at affordable prices.
Store Manager Jay adds “This HIGH SCHOOL store is brand new in many ways, the store wide signage, the online promotions, the quality& selection of goods, the range of seasonal fan items, and the committment to embrace our local community for all their shopping needs, all while giving back, made this a win for Wal-mart Hoover.”
Miles adds “I love the floor graphics, the in store signs, and the association of Hoover and Wal-mart, and added the school has been buying from Sam’s and Wal-mart since day 1 at Hoover High. Miles quipped, ” If you can’t get it at Wal-mart, you don’t need it.”
Hoover High plans on using their enormous online community to post and drive sales of new items at the HOOVER BUCS STORE each week, Hoover will tweet new arrivals, Hoover will post special offers on facebook, Hoover will do a monthly show with Store GM Jeff Jay and Coach Miles to go over special partnership offers from Wal-mart and perhaps give Hoover fans sneak peaks at big time sales/new arrivals (all of which will make this partnership even larger), and last buy not least, Wal-mart will be showing Hoover events ( Games and School Events) in the stores on dozens of new Electronics that are for sale at Wal-mart. ” I think it will be really cool, to see kids from all around this community on the TV’s, smart phones, tablets, and Computers at Wal-mart, that is the right kind of visibility and promotion!”