Walmart Neighborhood Market Ready to Reveal New Store to Anaheim Shoppers

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at Beach Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue
  • Approximately 65 jobs created by Anaheim Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 14, 2014 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday, May 14, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, which is less than one-third the size of an average Walmart Supercenter, is located at 121 N. Beach Blvd. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. The store will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., 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.

“Walmart has shown time and again that it is dedicated to investing in our City,” said Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray. “This second Walmart Neighborhood Market will add quality jobs to the city and further increase access to fresh and affordable groceries.”

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.

Store manager Greg Whitehead, an Anaheim local, began his Walmart career in 1993 as an hourly department manager in Riverside.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to move back to my hometown and manage the new Walmart Neighborhood Market,” said Whitehead. “This community is my home, and to be able to serve them with the amenities at the new store is great.”

Community Giving
Walmart supports local charitable causes that are important to the communities it serves. In the last fiscal year, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation donated more than $1.7 million to organizations and events in Orange County that support hunger relief and nutrition, economic opportunity and workforce development, environmental sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and military and veterans issues.

The grand-opening celebration will include presentations of more than $30,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including a $25,000 Walmart Foundation grant to Caterina's Club, a local nonprofit that that provides a freshly made dinners six nights a week to underprivileged children throughout Orange County, furthering Walmart’s commitment to hunger relief. Other grant recipients include Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, Dr. Albert Schweitzer School, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Veterans First.

In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, the new store will continue to 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
Walmart operates three stores in Anaheim and supports about 665 jobs in the City. 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.

“We are pleased Walmart is opening another store in Anaheim.  Walmart furthers our mission to build a strong local economy,” said Todd Ament, President and CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. “They will provide much-needed jobs to the community and they have been great supporters of community services.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Anaheim community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, May 17. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Whitehead 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 Anaheim 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/walmart3101. 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

Anaheim Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 121 N. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 55,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Greg Whitehead
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, May 14 at 8 a.m., following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
    • Hardware and stationery
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

Charitable giving

    • More than $30,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be presented to these area organizations.
      • Caterina’s Club
      • Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
      • Dr. Albert Schweitzer School
      • Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
      • Veterans First

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 65
  • Full- and part-time positions

Retailtainment

  • Saturday, May 17, noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: Bridget Schultz, Mitchell Communications Groups, 479-301-7987
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com