Smaller format store brings convenient option for affordable groceries, pharmacy and more
Hillsboro, Kansas – September 11, 2014 – Today, Walmart announced plans for a Walmart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive expected to open in spring 2015. The new store will offer customers convenient access to fresh and affordable grocery products and pharmacy services.
“We are pleased that a company of Walmart’s stature would choose Hillsboro, Kansas as a location for one of their Walmart Neighborhood Market stores,” Mayor Delores Dalke said. “We feel that this is recognition of the robust business climate that our city offers.”
The 12,000-square-foot Hillsboro Walmart Neighborhood Market will give customers quick and easy access to a wide variety of affordable products – fresh produce, a full grocery department with bakery and deli offerings, a pharmacy with popular $4 generic prescriptions, health and beauty supplies, select household items and a fueling station.
Walmart also gives customers convenient access to online items through Site to Store, a service which makes the more than one million products on Walmart.com available for purchase and delivered for free right to the Hillsboro Neighborhood Market.
“The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Hillsboro will provide residents with a convenient option for their grocery and pharmacy needs in one central location,” Nick Berkeley, Walmart Vice President and Regional General Manager said. “We look forward to working with the city to enhance the business corridor and contribute to Hillsboro’s steadfast economic growth.”
Additionally, the Hillsboro Walmart Neighborhood Market will benefit the community by generating additional tax revenue, stimulating new investment and providing up to 30 jobs with the opportunity to build a career.
In Kansas, Walmart employs almost 20,000 associates and the opportunity for growth is endless. The average wage for regular, full-time hourly associates is $12.35 in the state. Seventy-five percent of our store management teams started as hourly associates. Each year, Walmart promotes roughly 160,000 associates, many of them in their first year on the job.
Additionally, Walmart spent more
than $685 million for merchandise and services with suppliers in Kansas last
year alone. As a result of those relationships, the company supports an
additional 18,748 supplier jobs in the state.*
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 almost 11,000 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.
*Supplier figures provided courtesy of Dun & Bradstreet for FYE 2014
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