Walmart Neighborhood Market Brings New Jobs and Fresh Groceries to East Ridge
“We are proud to be a part of the East Ridge community,” said store manager William Venable. “Just in time for holiday meals, we look forward to opening and providing area residents with Walmart’s everyday low prices.”
Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries
The store offers fresh produce and meat, pantry staples and a full line of groceries from leading brands.
In addition to organics and nutritious food choices, customers will also find a full-service deli and in-store bakery offering custom cakes and fresh baked breads.
Full Service Pharmacy
The Neighborhood Market includes a pharmacy with a full range of products, immunizations and services and Walmart pharmacists ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. East Ridge residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app. A drive thru pharmacy window makes prescription drop off and pick up quick and easy.
Millions of Items with Seamless Digital and In-Store Shopping
The store is approximately 41,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment of products to meet the needs of East Ridge residents. Customers will find health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as East Ridge residents can shop seven million items on Walmart.com, many of which can be shipped for free to any Walmart store through Walmart Pickup.
The Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android makes shopping easier than ever. Customers can refill prescription medications, create shopping lists, search the location of items in their store, check weekly ads and prices, save eReceipts and shop Walmart.com through the app.
Job Opportunities at Walmart
The store will employ up to 95 associates for full- and part-time positions within the store. Applicants interested in careers at Walmart can apply at a store’s hiring kiosk or online at Walmartcareers.com. Venable began his Walmart career in 1998 as an hourly overnight stocker at a store in Crossville. Over the past 17 years, Venable has worked in 10 different stores spanning 3 states.
At Walmart, more than 75 percent of store management teams started as hourly associates. In 2014, 160,000 associates were promoted, and 40 percent of those promotions went to associates within the first year of their employment. Earlier this year Walmart announced it would be investing more than \\\\$1B in higher wages and training and other enhancements for its associates.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of \\\\$8,000 in grants from (Walmart and/or the Walmart Foundation) to local community groups including East Ridge Fire Rescue, East Ridge Police Department, Stop the Madness National Inc., Make-a-Wish East Tennessee and Center of Hope. The new store will also continue a commitment by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to fight hunger in East Ridge and across the U.S. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation recently exceeded a \\\\$2 billion goal to fight hunger one year ahead of schedule and have donated more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country.