Store brings new concept, 90 new jobs and local favorites to community
COLLEYVILLE, Texas, Oct. 26, 2012 – Walmart’s first Walmart Neighborhood Market in Colleyville will open Friday, Nov. 2, providing Tarrant County residents a convenient location to pick up all their grocery needs, including fresh produce. The new store is located at 4904 Colleyville Blvd., and is the new anchor for Colleyville Plaza and will occupy space that sat vacant for many years. The store is at the northwest corner of Glade Road and Highway 26.
“This new Walmart Neighborhood Market will help revitalize that shopping area for our community and will be very well embraced,” said Colleyville Mayor David Kelly. “When you can bring a national retailer, quality merchandise and jobs to a core downtown area and central business district, it will benefit the entire city.”
“This is the first Walmart store in Colleyville, and we expect to draw customers from a wide area, including Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, North Richland Hills and more,” said store manager Steve Chapman. “This community is excited and can’t wait for us to open our doors.”
New Store Features
The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998 in Bentonville, Ark. The store format is designed to provide quick and convenient shopping for groceries, pharmacy items and general merchandise. The Colleyville store will bring the total number of Walmart Neighborhood Market stores to nearly 200.
The 53,198-square-foot Colleyville store features a self-serve deli with pre-packaged foods, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as meats, cheeses and prepared foods. In addition to fresh produce, the store will carry a full line of groceries, including frozen foods, meat and dairy products, beer and wine, and organic items. The Colleyville Walmart Neighborhood Market will offer an expanded selection of general merchandise including baby items, storage containers and items for the home.
Shoppers will also appreciate the convenience of the store’s pharmacy, along with a full selection of health-related products and a health and beauty area. Additional areas include stationery, paper goods, pet products, hardware items and a Celebration Station, where customers can buy gift wrap and gift bags, greeting cards and party supplies. Customers can also print their own digital photos at the store. The store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets participate in the Pay with Cash program. This allows customers to order online at www.walmart.com and pay for the items with cash at all stores in the U.S. Walmart is the first major retailer to offer online purchases without the need for banking services or a credit, debit or prepaid card.
Community Groups Benefit from Grand-Opening Grants
As part of the grand-opening celebration, $6,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to local community groups. Additional funds will be available throughout the year for local organizations that serve the community. Interested groups can visit foundation.walmart.com for more information.
Ribbon-Cutting Celebration 7:30 a.m., Nov. 2
The store will host a grand-opening celebration at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2. Store associates and local dignitaries will participate in a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doors to the new store will be opened to the public at 8 a.m. Special events on grand-opening day, and continuing through the weekend, include character appearances, product giveaways and samplings, and various entertainment events. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.
Opening Creates Approximately 90 Jobs
Approximately 90 part- and full-time jobs were created by the store’s opening. Chapman began his Walmart career in 1991 pushing carts in Decatur, Texas. Over the years he worked as a sales associate, department manager and a support manager, before being promoted in 1996 to a Walmart Tire & Lube Express manager serving stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2005, he moved to Amarillo and was named district manager of the company’s tire and lube department. He returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2006, and was named manager of the Colleyville Neighborhood Market earlier this year.
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