More Jobs and Grocery Options Coming to New Bern

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at Neuse Boulevard and Glenburnie Road
  • Up to 95 jobs created by New Bern Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

NEW BERN, N.C., April 2, 2014 – Walmart will open the first Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday, April 9, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-fifth the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 2915 Neuse Blvd. 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.
 
“We appreciate Walmart’s commitment to New Bern, and the many jobs it provides our citizens and the level of professional goods and services it provides our region,” said New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw.
 
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, self-serve deli and bakery and a smoked meats section. The New Bern store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites, including a smoked meats section.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services, including a drive-thru. 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 $6,500 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include The Salvation Army, Coastal Federation, Craven Community College, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Coastal Women's Shelter.

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 North Carolina donated approximately 21 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2013, or the equivalent of 17.5 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $39.8 million in fiscal year 2013 in North Carolina 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 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 Angela Ross began her Walmart career in 1999 as an assistant manager in Greenville, N.C.

“We’re excited to have the new store open and serving the New Bern community, including the new jobs it brings,” said Ross. “We look forward to meeting our new neighbors and invite them to join us at the grand-opening ceremony.”

A Big Family Welcome

Walmart is happy to be part of the New Bern community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, April 12. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Ross 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 New Bern 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/walmart7218. 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.

FACT SHEET

New Bern Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 2915 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, N.C.
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Angela Ross
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, April 9, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Self-serve deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
    • Smoked meats section
    • Beer and wine
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
    • Hardware and stationery
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy, includes a drive-thru
    • Money Center services
    • Walmart Site-to-Store
    • Gas station

  Charitable giving

  • $6,500 in grants from Walmart Foundation will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • The Salvation Army
    • Coastal Federation
    • Craven Community college
    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    • Coastal Women's Shelter

  Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Up to 95
  • Full- and part-time positions

  Retailtainment

  • Saturday, April 12, noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

 

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