More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to San Antonio

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 1515 S. Ellison Drive
  • Up to 95 jobs created by San Antonio Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28, 2014

– Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market Friday, March 7, 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 1515 S. Ellison Drive in the southwest division of the city 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.

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 San Antonio store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites.

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 grants from Walmart 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 300 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide.

Store manager Jose Chapa began his Walmart career in 1999 as an hourly produce sales associate.

We are excited to bring this new Walmart Neighborhood Market to the San Antonio community,” said Chapa. “Our customers are going to appreciate the freshness, the selection and the convenient shopping experience. We invite everyone to celebrate with us Friday, March 7, and take advantage of vendor promotions and giveaways.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the San Antonio community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 8. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Chapa 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 San Antonio shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart5290. 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.