More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Fort Worth

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at West Berry Street and Hemphill Street
  • Approximately 85 jobs created by new Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8, 2013 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Friday, April 19, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is located at 717 W. Berry St. and is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. The new store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services.

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, 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 $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including Rosemont Middle School, Carter Park Elementary School, Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Ronald McDonald House and Mission Travis.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 85 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 Jessica French began her Walmart career in 1999 as a cashier in Bedford.

“We are excited about the opportunity to help save people money so they can live better,” said French. “We are committed to providing a cleaner, faster and friendlier store.”

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Fort Worth shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3135. 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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