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Walmart to Open Neighborhood Market in Colorado Springs

New store offers customers big savings with grocery format

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 – The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Colorado Springs will open Friday, Jan. 16, providing residents a convenient location to pick up all their grocery needs, including fresh produce. The new store is located at 1622 S. Academy Blvd.

“This new Walmart Neighborhood Market will bring so much to the community in terms of new jobs, increased shopping opportunities for the people who live in this part of Colorado Springs and support for local charities,” said store manager Kim Delmar.

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 Colorado Springs store will bring the total number of Walmart Neighborhood Market stores to nearly 200.

The nearly 41,000-square-foot Colorado Springs store features a deli with hot rotisserie chicken, sandwiches and fresh salads, 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.

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 and hardware items. Customers can also print their own digital photos at the store. The store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

The store will offer Site-to-Store, a free service that allows customers to ship online orders from www.walmart.com free to any Walmart store for pickup.

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.

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration 7:30 a.m., Jan. 16
Community and business leaders will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. Jesse Brown will offer an invocation, and the Harrison High School ROTC will present the colors. Bob Cope from the Colorado Springs Economic Vitality Division and members of the Colorado Springs City Council will be in attandance.

Community Groups Benefit from Grand-Opening Grants
As part of the grand-opening celebration, $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to local community groups. Organizations receiving grants include the Humane Society of Pikes Peak, Harrison High School ROTC, James Irwin Charter School, Colorado Springs Fire and Police departments. 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.

Opening Creates Approximately 90 Jobs
Approximately 90 part- and full-time jobs were created by the store’s opening. Delmar began her Walmart career in 2004 as an assistant manager at a store in Commerce City, Colo.

About Walmart
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, more than 200 million customers and members visit our 10,400 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.