Walmart Brings New Jobs to Jurupa Valley

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 8844 Limonite Ave. 
  • About 65 jobs created by Jurupa Valley Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., May 28, 2014 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market Wednesday, June 4, 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 8844 Limonite Ave. 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 are delighted that Walmart is opening a Neighborhood Market to provide our residents with fresh and affordable groceries,” said Jurupa Valley Mayor Frank Johnston. “Our City will greatly benefit from the increased business activity at this shopping center, along with the jobs and tax revenue the store will provide. I know the new store will be a productive and important part of our City.”

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, full-service deli and a bakery.

The Jurupa Valley store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites. In FYE 2013, Walmart spent more than $1.1 billion dollars with local suppliers in the region, helping support more than 13,500 jobs. Walmart works with local produce suppliers, such as Corona College Heights of Riverside and Index Fresh, based in Temecula, to supply stores throughout California with quality citrus and avocados.

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. The stores will also offer Walmart’s $4 Prescription Program, through which customers can choose from hundreds of generic drugs and over-the-counter medications for $4 for a 30-day supply or $10 for a 90-day supply. Started in 2006, the program has saved U.S. customers more than $4.8 billion on medications. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions.

"The new Walmart Neighborhood Market store is a welcome addition to our community,” said Bobby Hernandez, President of the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Residents and businesses alike need affordable shopping choices, and the addition of this store will help build a more vibrant and thriving local and regional economy.”

Community Giving
Walmart supports local charitable causes that are important to the communities it serves. In FYE

2013, Walmart contributed more than $3.5 million to charitable and civic organizations that serve residents of the Inland Empire. The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Second Harvest Food Bank Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and Riverside March of Dimes.

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 23.1 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 19.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $47.1

million in fiscal year 2014 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 about 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 Craig Coggiola began his Walmart career in 1998 as an hourly pharmacy clerk at the Pomona Walmart.

“I am excited to bring a convenient shopping option with Walmart’s low prices to Jurupa Valley,” said Coggiola. “All of the associates have worked hard to prepare our Walmart Neighborhood Market for the grand opening and now we look forward to meeting shoppers.”

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Jurupa Valley community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 7. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Coggiola 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 Jurupa Valley 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/walmart5663. 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

Jurupa Valley Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 8844 Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 36,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Craig Coggiola
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 4, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Self-serve deli
    • Full service 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
    • Walmart Site-to-Store
    • Money Services

Charitable giving

  • $6,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Second Harvest Food Bank Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
    • Riverside March of Dimes

Employment

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

Retailtainment

  • Saturday, June 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

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