Walmart brings 95 jobs, convenient, fresh grocery option to the fast-growing community
- New Walmart Neighborhood Market located 4226 De Zavala Road
- Up to 95 jobs created by San Antonio Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Features full-service Pharmacy
- Store open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
- Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart5224
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 – San Antonio’s third Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Oct. 29, following a community-filled event and brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 4226 De Zavala Road and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The store will provide north central San Antonio residents with low prices on an assortment of produce, packaged consumer goods and specialty food items. This location will also offer customers a full-service pharmacy. In addition, customers have the convenience of participating in 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 San Antonio store for free, often as quickly as the same day.
The new De Zavala Neighborhood Market 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 more than 400 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide and about 60 just in Texas. Walmart Neighborhood Markets average about 40,000 square feet, about one fifth the size of a Walmart Supercenter, and provide customers with convenient access for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services, at the same every day low prices.
“We are excited to open this new Walmart Neighborhood Market to better serve the residents of north central San Antonio,” said store manager Linda Castro-Mojica. “We look forward to meeting our customers and helping them save money and live better with our wide assortment of fresh produce, prepared meals, organics, household items and pharmacy. For those who have not seen a Neighborhood Market before, I invite you to come visit us and experience the smaller format and added convenience it provides for busy families and professionals in the area.”
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. There is also a wide variety of meat and bakery selections perfect for all Holiday meals.
Smaller Store, More Convenience
This new Neighborhood Market is 40,000 square feet, approximately one fifth 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 De Zavala store. Customers can also visit the Walmart App and take advantage of the Savings Catcher program, providing receipt comparison and giving customers added confidence and convenience when they shop. If a local competitor has a lower advertised price, customers receive an eGift Card for the difference.
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. San Antonio 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. Castro-Mojica began her Walmart career in 1982 as an hourly department manager.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Organizations receiving grants include Blue Santa on behalf of the San Antonio Police Department, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Tom Clark High School, Lock Hill Selma Elementary and the San Antonio Fire Department.
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 San Antonio community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Nov. 1. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Castro-Mojica 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.
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 11,053 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 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.
San Antonio Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Location: 4226 De Zavala Road, San Antonio
- Size: Approximately 40,000 square feet
- Store manager: Linda Castro-Mojica
- Hours: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week
- Grand opening: Wednesday, Oct. 29, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
- Full line of groceries, including:
- Fresh produce
- Prepared meal options – Rotisserie Chicken, smoked ribs, smoked pork loin
- Organic/natural selections
- Beer and Wine
- Additional merchandise includes:
- Health and beauty aids
- Pet and cleaning products
- Hardware and stationery
- Convenience services include:
- Walmart Site-to-Store
- Texas Lottery
- Savings Catcher
- $8,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
- Blue Santa on behalf of the San Antonio Police
- St. Vincent DePaul Pantry
- St. Francis of Assisi
- San Antonio Fire Department
- Tom Clark High School
- Locke Hill Selma Elementary
- Number of jobs created: Up to 95
- Full- and part-time positions
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart5224
A Big Family Welcome
- Saturday, Nov. 1 from noon to 3 p.m.
For more information
- Media contact: Elizabeth Bryan, KGBTexas, 713-529-2600
- Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
- Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com