More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Oak Grove

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 15600 SE. McLoughlin Blvd.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Oak Grove Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 6 a.m. to midnight

MILWAUKIE, Ore., Aug. 12, 2013 – Walmart will open the Oak Grove Walmart Neighborhood Market on 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 15600 SE. McLoughlin Blvd. and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, 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 pleased to welcome the Oak Grove Walmart Neighborhood Market to our community," said North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce President & CEO David Kelly. "The 95 new jobs, access to fresh and affordable groceries and Walmart's continued investment in our community is yet another example of the exciting things happening on the McLoughlin Corridor."

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 Oak Grove store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites, including:

  • Dave's Killer Bread
  • Bob's Red Mill
  • Franz Bakery Items

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. Recipients include Good Roots Community Church, Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, Concord Elementary School, and Madonna's Center

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 Troy Steele began his Walmart career in 2010 as an assistant manager.

"We are so excited for the community to enjoy our new store," said Steele. "We hope all our neighbors come out and take part in the grand opening festivities."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Oak Grove community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Steele 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 Oak Grove shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3144. 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.