Walmart Brings Jobs and Grocery Options to Russellville

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 2109 W. Main St.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Russellville Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4128

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., Aug. 6, 2014 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Aug. 13 following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 2109 W. Main St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Russellville 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 Russellville store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The new Russellville 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.

“This store has everything you need for easy in-and-out shopping,” said store manager Jason Fiori. “We are proud of our new store and look forward to the community joining us on grand-opening day.”

Affordable Groceries to Meet Your Needs
The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections. 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.

Smaller Store, More Convenience
The new store is approximately one- quarter the size of a Walmart Supercenter. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. In addition, customers can 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 Russellville 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. Russellville residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

Renewing American Manufacturing
Walmart is committed to investing $250 billion in products that support American manufacturing over the next 10 years. In Arkansas, Walmart buys products from Redman & Associates, a Arkansas-based manufacturer that makes ride-on toys. The Arkansas facility created 74 new jobs.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Jason Fiori began his Walmart career in 1999 as an evening food stocker in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

“We continue to see growth in our population and in economic development in Russellville and we are excited for this new Walmart Neighborhood Market to open its doors,” said Mayor Bill Eaton. “Walmart is bringing steady jobs and additional tax revenue that will help fund the services demanded by the growing population of our great city.”

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $5,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Pope County Library, Dwight Elementary School and Crawford Elementary School.

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 Arkansas donated approximately 16.7 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 13.9 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $79 million in fiscal year 2014 in Arkansas 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 Russellville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Aug. 16. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Fiori 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
Russellville Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 2109 W. Main St., Russellville, Ark.
  • Size: Approximately 42,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Jason Fiori
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 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
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy
    • Walmart Site-to-Store

Charitable giving

  • $5,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Pope County Library
    • Dwight Elementary School
    • Crawford Elementary School

Employment

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

Social
Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart4128
#MyNewWalmart

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, Aug. 16 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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