New Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens in Headland

Smaller store offers convenient access, low prices every day

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 14331 County Road 99
  • Approximately 30 jobs created by Headland Walmart Neighborhood Walmart
  • Store open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart2173

HEADLAND, Ala., Sep. 17, 2014 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market will open Wednesday, September 24, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The Headland Walmart Neighborhood Market brings the community everyday low prices in a smaller format store. The new store is conveniently located at 14331 County Road 99 and is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The new store is designed to make shopping quick and easy for area customers who want to save money and find what they need close to home, including a gas station. Additionally, the new Headland store offers 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 store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

The new Headland store is part of Walmart’s plan to open an additional 270 to 300 small-format locations this year.

Smaller Store, More Convenience
The approximately 12,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market store features a pharmacy and offers groceries and general merchandise, including an assortment of fresh produce, dairy and meats, dry goods, consumables, health and beauty aids, over-the-counter medicines and more.

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

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 Headland store.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 30 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Paul Okerson began his Walmart career in 1988 as an hourly automotive sales associate.

“This store will be great for our customers who need to make a quick stop, but also need a varied food selection,” said Okerson. “We feel like it will be a great addition to our community.”

"We are excited about the opening of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Headland,” said Mayor Ray Marler. “We hope the brand recognition of Walmart will encourage tourists to stop and shop in Headland. It will help our local economy, bringing new jobs and making it more convenient for our Walmart shoppers to keep their tax dollars in Henry County."

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 Alabama donated approximately 13.4 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 11.1 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $25.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Alabama 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 Headland community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, September 27. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet store manager Okerson and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting 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 250 million customers and members visit our 11,053 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs approximately 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.

 

FACT SHEET
Headland Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 14331 County Road 99, Headland, Ala.
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Paul Okerson
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, September 24, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Fresh produce
  • Dairy
  • Meats
  • Dry goods
  • Consumables
  • Health and beauty aids
  • Convenience services include:
  • o In-store pharmacy 
    o Gas station
    o Walmart Site-to-Store
    o MoneyCenter

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Approximately 30
  • Full- and part-time positions

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, September 27 from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: 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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