More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Norman

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 3571 W. Rock Creek Road
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Norman Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

NORMAN, Okla., Aug. 7, 2013 – Walmart will open a new Neighborhood Market Wednesday, Aug. 14, 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 3571 W. Rock Creek Road at the intersection of 36th Avenue NW. and Rock Creek Road and 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.

"The Walmart Neighborhood Market will add to the great grocery options in Norman, and we welcome the concept to our community," said John Woods, President and CEO of the Norman Chamber of Commerce. "The new store will offer a great new shopping experience for consumers in and out of the Norman area, and we appreciate the Walmart Neighborhood Market bringing its selection and convenience."

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 and a self-serve deli. The Norman store will also carry University of Oklahoma items for all Sooner fans.

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 $5,000 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 Amy McMullin began her Walmart career in 1994 as a part-time cashier at a store in the Oklahoma City area.

"I am looking forward to showing the residents of Norman our new store and all it has to offer shoppers that want to get in and out quickly," McMullin said. "We would like to invite the community to join us Wednesday, Aug. 14, to the grand-opening celebration to shop and enjoy the many vendors and giveaways taking place throughout the day."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Norman community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday,
Aug. 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet McMullin 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 Norman shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5805. 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.