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New Walmart Neighborhood Market Opening in Thousand Oaks

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 512 Ventu Park Road
  • Approximately 65 jobs created by Thousand Oaks Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 26, 2014 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday, April 2 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 512 Ventu Park Road 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.

Jill Lederer, President/CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce said, “We are pleased to welcome this Walmart Neighborhood Market to Thousand Oaks.  This Walmart brings positive economic impacts and permanent jobs to our community as well as providing an affordable retail option for area residents.  It will be a great addition to our thriving business 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, deli and a bakery.

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. Additionally, the store presented $6,000 in grants to area organizations last year, including Newbury Park High School cheer squad, Newbury Park High School booster club, Dentistry from the Heart and Casa Pacifica.

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 California donated approximately 10.2 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 8.5 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $26.3 million in fiscal year 2013 in California alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 65 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 Jesus Corral began his Walmart career in 1993 as an overnight stocker in Oxnard.

We are excited to provide a new shopping option for Thousand Oak shoppers,” said Corral. “We look forward to seeing shoppers on grand-opening day.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Thousand Oaks community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, April 5. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Corral 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 Thousand Oaks 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/walmart3179. 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.