More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to Garland

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 1855 S. Garland Ave.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Garland Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week


GARLAND, Texas, March 12, 2014

– Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market Friday, March 14, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-fourth the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 1855 S. Garland Ave. in the Garland Shopping Center and 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.

The Garland Shopping Center is an iconic and historical focal point for our community. We are pleased that Walmart decided to build here and help spur growth in this part of our city again,” said Garland Mayor Douglas Athas. “We welcome this addition to our community and it is exciting to see this shopping center vibrant again. I am certain that this will be a win-win for both Walmart and for those that will shop there.”

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 Garland store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites, including

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 to local community groups. Grant recipients include Good Samaritan of Garland, Hope Clinic of Garland, GB2K Arts and Theatre Mentor Program, Garland Summer Musical and Garland Elk’s Lodge #984.

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 Peter Vanderburg began his Walmart career in 1995 as a meat sales associate in Moore, Okla.

I am looking forward to showing the Garland community the new store and all it has to offer our shoppers,” Vanderburg said. “We would like to invite the community to join us for the grand-opening celebration and throughout the week to shop and enjoy the many vendors and giveaways taking place.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Garland community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, March 14. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Vanderburg 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 Garland 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/walmart4046. 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 11,302 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and ecommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 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/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.