Smaller store offers convenient access, low prices every day
FOUR OAKS, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 – A new Walmart Express store will open Wednesday, March 6, in Four Oaks, bringing the community everyday low prices in a smaller format store. The new store is designed to make shopping quick and easy for area customers who want to save money and find what they need close to home, including a gas station. The new Walmart Express store is located at 6043 U.S. Highway 301 S.
“I grew up in the area on my family’s farm, so I am excited to bring this new store to Four Oaks,” said store manager Michael Barefoot, who started his Walmart career five years ago as a temporary overnight stocker at a store in Smithfield. “This new Walmart Express store will supply residents with an affordable shopping option, as well as a convenient option for filling up.”
The approximately 12,000-square-foot Walmart Express store features a pharmacy and offers groceries and general merchandise, including an assortment of fresh produce, dairy and meats, dry goods, consumables, health and beauty aids, over-the-counter medicines and more.
“An international company such as Walmart locating here in Four Oaks demonstrates that our town is growing in a positive direction, and our local community will now be a shopping destination instead of people traveling to other areas to shop,” said Four Oaks Mayor Linwood Parker. “We welcome Walmart as part of the business community and recognize the opportunity its presence provides for small business merchants to succeed.”
“Job creation is always important in our community, so the 35 new jobs at Walmart mean more people are able to work close to home without the added expense of traveling to a job,” Parker added.
Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6
Community leaders will join Walmart associates at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store.
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