New Walmarts provide approximately 385 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
Supercenter located at 5018 Ames Ave.; Walmart Neighborhood Market
at 2451 N. 90th St.
Walmarts create approximately 385 new jobs
“The opening of this Walmart at 50th and Ames gives residents in the Northeast community the opportunity to have the same shopping alternatives as other parts of the city,” said city councilman Ben Gray. “In addition to jobs and the 32 plus million dollars of investment this is a potential game changer for the North Omaha community.” One-Stop Shopping Convenience
The Walmart Supercenter features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites. Some local products available include Mister C’s Spaghetti Sauce and Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing.
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, full-service deli, beer and wine and a bakery.
"Offering our customers a broad assortment of fresh and healthy food options is my goal," said Walmart Neighborhood Market store manager John Carlin. "We look forward to welcoming the community to our new Neighborhood Market and helping customers save on their groceries with our Every Day Low Prices."
The pharmacies offer 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.
The grand-opening celebrations include presentations of $15,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups including Food Bank of the Heartland, Omaha Home for Boys, Friends of the Omaha Police Department Canine Unit, Together, Inc., Westbrook Elementary School, Edison Elementary School and Omaha Police Department.
In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, the new store will further Walmart’s pledge to fight hunger in America. As part of Walmart’s and the Walmart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015, Walmart stores in Nebraska donated approximately 3.5 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 2.9 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $7.3 million in fiscal year 2013 in Nebraska alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger. New Store, New Jobs
The new stores employ approximately 385 full- and part-time associates. Walmart Neighborhood Market store manager John Carlin began his Walmart career in 2006 as a store manager at a store in Papillion. Supercenter store manager Todd Kjosen began his Walmart career in 1997 as a shift manager at a store in Rapid City, S.D.
“We are so excited to bring these new stores to Omaha,” said Kjosen. “We think customers will be pleased with our selections, as well as with the savings we offer on our full line of groceries and merchandise. On grand-opening day, we will be offering product samples and giveaways, and we invite everyone to stop in and see the new stores.”
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Omaha community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Jan. 18. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Kjosen and Carlin and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebrations from noon to 3 p.m.
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Omaha shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. For the Walmart store visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3152. For the Walmart Neighborhood Market store visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3151. 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.