Walmart Neighborhood Market brings smaller format, local fresh food favorites and employment opportunities to the community
- New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 3201 Norcross Tucker Road
- Up to 95 jobs created by Tucker Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
TUCKER, Ga., June 20, 2013 – Walmart will open the first Walmart Neighborhood Market in Tucker on Wednesday, June 26, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-quarter the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 3201 Norcross Tucker Road between Pleasantdale and Chamblee Tucker roads. It is 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.
"We appreciate that Walmart recognizes the value in opening a new store in Tucker. DeKalb County's ongoing growth and development relies on companies broadening their economic footprint in our area," said CEO Burrell Ellis. "We are excited about having Walmart in this community and thank the community leaders, business community and activists who helped bring this vision 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, self-serve deli, fresh produce and meat, beer and wine and a bakery. The Tucker store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites, including local homegrown produce and fresh bakery items.
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.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $2,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs up to 95 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 Charles Mitchell began his Walmart career in 2012 as a store manager in Pompano Beach, Fla. Mitchell has more than 25 years of grocery experience. He is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived in the area for 18 years with a short stint in Florida.
"My team and I are so excited about serving the Tucker community with this new format store," said Mitchell. "I look forward to meeting our customers and assisting with their needs."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Tucker community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 29. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Mitchell 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.
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Tucker shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3071. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.
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