Walmart Brings Jobs and Grocery Options to McAllen

Walmart Neighborhood Market brings more convenience, local fresh food favorites and employment opportunities to the community

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 800 E. Nolana Ave.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by McAllen Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart6098

MCALLEN, Texas. July 25, 2014 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Friday, Aug. 1, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 800 E. Nolana Ave. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide McAllen residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise and offer Walmart's free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the McAllen store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The new McAllen store is part of Walmart’s plan to open an additional 270 to 300 small-format locations this year. The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 300 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide.

The new store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services.

“I am excited to introduce the Walmart Neighborhood Market format to city of McAllen,” said store manager Cesar Briales. “We invite our customers to join us for the Grand Opening events and to see the new store format.”

Affordable Groceries to Meet Your Needs
The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names and local favorites for back-to-school lunches. There is also a wide variety of meats for the end of summer cookouts.

Smaller Store, More Convenience
The new store is approximately one-third the size of a Walmart Supercenter. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Customers can also shop a broader assortment of items online at Walmart.com and then pay for these purchases with cash in all of Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart Neighborhood Markets, including the new McAllen store.

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. McAllen residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Briales began his Walmart career in 1992 as an hourly deli associate at a store in Mission, Texas.

“McAllen welcomes Walmart’s major investment in the city,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “These new Neighborhood Markets are a great new concept for the city and will only enhance McAllen as the region’s retail leader. We are excited about this store and the two more planned for McAllen.”

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart to local community groups.

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 Texas donated approximately 59 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 49.2 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $110.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Texas alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the McAllen community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 2. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Briales 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.  

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
McAllen Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 800 E. Nolana Ave., McAllen, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Cesar Briales
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Friday, Aug. 1, 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
    • Beer and Wine
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
    • Hardware and stationery
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy
    • Digital-photo processing center
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations.

Employment

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

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, August 2, 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

 

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