More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Morrisville

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 3560 Davis Drive
  • Approximately 80 jobs created by Morrisville Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open from 7 a.m. to midnight, daily

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 10, 2013 – Walmart will open the Triangle's second Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday, June 26, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-third the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 3560 Davis Drive in Morrisville Market and is open daily from 7 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.

"Morrisville is home to a delightfully diverse population, one that values both convenience and choice. To the benefit of our residents, our new Walmart Neighborhood Market will provide both. We welcome Walmart's commitment to offering healthier packaged foods and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and look forward to the jobs brought to the Heart of the Triangle community," said Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe.

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 Morrisville store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites.

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

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including Communities in Schools of Wake County, Salvation Army of Wake County and White Plains Children's Center.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 80 full- and part-time associates. The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 250 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide.

Store manager Maurice Hammonds began his Walmart career in 1992 as an hourly sales associate in the men's department at the store in Elizabethtown, N.C.

"I am eager to bring the added convenience of a Walmart Neighborhood Market to Morrisville, just the second in the Triangle," Hammonds said. "We look forward to the community joining us at the grand-opening celebration Wednesday, June 26."

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Morrisville shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart4147. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Morrisville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 29. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet store manager Maurice Hammonds and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 245 million customers and members visit or more than 10,800 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.