The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in San Angelo will open to the community June 22
OREANDA-NEWS. The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in San Angelo will open to the community Wednesday, June 22, bringing a broad assortment of fresh, affordable groceries at Walmart’s everyday low prices. Customers will also enjoy the convenience of on-site services such as a full pharmacy and a free store pickup service providingan easy way to shop millions of products on Walmart.com. The new store will employ up to 95 full- and part-time associates.
“We are proud to be a part of the San Angelo community,” said store manager Ellen Godwin. “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.
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. San Angelo 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 San Angelo residents. Customers will find health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as San Angelo 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
Starting in 2015, Walmart began making a $2.7 billion investment over a two-year period in higher wages, more scheduling choices and further training for its associates. As part of increased wages across the company, the average full time hourly associate now makes $13.00 an hour in Texas. 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. The new investment is designed to help make Walmart not only a better place to shop but a better place to work.
Renewing American Manufacturing
Walmart committed to purchase an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs by 2023.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $7,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups including San Angelo Boys and Girls Club, C.A.S.A., Historic Murals of San Angelo, Rust Ministries, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Glen Meadows Baptist Church, and the San Angelo Central High School Band. The new store will also continue a commitment by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to fight hunger in San Angelo 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.
Two Celebration Events: Grand Opening and A Big Family Welcome
Local associates will provide a special welcome to members of San Angelo at two public events. Store associates will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on grand opening day, June 22, at 7:30 a.m. The following Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 26, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. local residents are invited to A Big Family Welcome celebration. This will give customers a chance to meet store manager Ellen Godwin and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Also, on Thursday June 23, Shelby Ebert, a professional boat racer in town for the 10th annual Showdown San Angelo Drag Boat Races, will be in the store parking lot to show off her boat and sign autographs.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.