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More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Colorado Springs

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at Union and Palmer Park boulevards
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Colorado Springs Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 2, 2013 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Friday, Aug. 2, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-fourth the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 1725 Union Blvd. near the Patty Jewett area and is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily. The new store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services.

"The new Walmart Neighborhood Market at Union Boulevard will be a great asset to the neighborhood by providing additional shopping opportunities for residents and convenient access to fresh foods which is critical to the well-being of our community," said Colorado Springs City Council member Jill Gaebler. "Creating jobs for Colorado Springs is a priority for me, my fellow council members and Mayor Steve Bach. I am happy that up to 95 jobs will be created in my district by the new Walmart Neighborhood Market," added Gaebler.

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 Colorado Springs store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites, including:

  • Colorado Proud produce
  • Mission Foods products

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about 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.

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 Ulises Estrada began his Walmart career 14 years ago as an hourly associate stocking pet supplies in La Junta.

"I grew up in Colorado and have shopped at Walmart my entire life," said Estrada. "I look forward to getting to know our customers and hearing their input and suggestions for this new store in their neighborhood. I hope to see them at our grand-opening events."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Colorado Springs community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 3. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Estrada and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Colorado Springs shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3176. 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 245 million customers and members visit our 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.