More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Peachtree Corners

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 5025 Winters Chapel Road
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Peachtree Corners Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

ATLANTA, August 7, 2013 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday, August 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 5025 Winters Chapel Road in the Winters Village Shopping Center in Peachtree Corners. 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're excited about the grand opening of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Peachtree Corners," said Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason. "They are a great community partner that will provide both quality jobs and merchandise. Walmart's presence on Winters Chapel Road undoubtedly will boost our local economy and we are happy to welcome them."

The Peachtree Corners Walmart Neighborhood Market is one of three new Walmart stores opening in the Atlanta area on August 14.

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, a bakery, health and beauty aids, beer and wine.

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 Jerry Fleming began his Walmart career in 1993 as a maintenance associate and cart pusher in Starkville, Miss.

"My associates and I are looking forward to introducing our customers to this new format and the convenience it will bring them when they are shopping," said Fleming. "Come on out on grand-opening day and see what it's all about."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Peachtree Corners community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, August 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Fleming 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 Peachtree Corners shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3070. 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.