More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Marietta

Walmart Neighborhood Market brings smaller format, local fresh food favorites and employment opportunities to the community

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 3372 Canton Road, Marietta, Ga.
  • Approximately 90 jobs created by Marietta Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

MARIETTA, Ga., March 18, 2013 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Friday, March 29, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. The new store, approximately one-fourth the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 3372 Canton Road in the Blackwell Square Plaza. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services.

“The Canton Road community is extremely excited that Walmart is opening its newest Walmart Neighborhood Market store in Cobb County’s District 3,” said JoAnn Birrell, District 3 commissioner. “Walmart is known for its community partnerships and being a good neighbor. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Walmart team in bringing this store to fruition.”

Smaller Store, More Convenience
The Walmart Neighborhood Market format offers quick and convenient shopping, with a full grocery department, including organic and natural selections. The store features prepared food options, fresh-baked breads, a self-serve deli and a bakery.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and offer health and wellness solutions.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $4,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.

Grand-Opening Celebrations
The store will host a grand opening celebration at 7 a.m. Friday, March 29. Birrell, store associates and other local dignitaries will participate in a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Blackwell Elementary School Choir, J.J. Daniels Middle School Drum Line and soloist Brittee Camelle will perform at the ceremony. Pastor Nathan Nielson of the Town Center Community Church will lead the invocation, and members of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon. Doors to the new store will be open to the public following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. 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.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store will employ approximately 90 full- and part-time associates. The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 230 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide.

Store manager Derrick Lawman began his Walmart career in 2006 as an assistant manager at a store in Dallas, Ga. After working in several stores, he was promoted from the Canton store to be store manager in Marietta.  

“We are excited to bring this new Walmart Neighborhood Market to the Marietta community,” said Lawman. “Our customers are going to appreciate the freshness, the selection and the quality of our food for their shopping experience. Come out to our grand opening on Friday, March 29, and take a look. You will be glad you did.”

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Marietta shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3116. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.

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 more than 10,500 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 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.

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