More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Turlock

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 2480 Geer Road
  • Approximately 95 jobs created by Turlock Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week

TURLOCK, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 – Walmart will open Turlock's first Walmart Neighborhood Market on Wednesday, Aug. 14, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-third the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 2480 Geer Road and is open from 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 are pleased to welcome Walmart's Neighborhood Market to Turlock," said Mike Lynch, President of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. "A once empty retail store now employs approximately 95 people, providing greater services to our community."

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 Turlock store will also carry products from local dairy Crystal Farms.

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 including Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus County, Turlock Police Activities League (PAL), Turlock Education Foundation, United Samaritans Foundation, City of Turlock Parks, Recreation & Facilities and Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 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 Everton Lira began his Walmart career in 2004 as an hourly associate in Elk Grove.

"We have received a lot of support in the community for the opening of our new Neighborhood Market," said Lira. "We are excited to show our commitment to Turlock by helping customers save money and live better."

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Turlock community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Lira 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 Turlock shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3047. 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.