Walmart Brings Jobs and Grocery Options to Oklahoma City Area

Two Walmart Neighborhood Market stores offer local fresh food favorites and delivers employment opportunities to the community

  • Stroud Walmart Neighborhood Market located 1600 W. Highway 66
  • Prague Walmart Neighborhood Market located 2310 W. Main St.
  • Approximately 60 jobs created by new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores
  • Both stores open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Dec. 1, 2014 – Two new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores are opening Wednesday, Dec. 3, following brief ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. The new Stroud store is conveniently located at 1600 W. Highway 66 and the Prague store is conveniently located at 2310 W. Main St.  Both locations are open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The stores will provide Oklahoma City-area residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries and pharmacy.

Customers can shop additional items including top holiday toys, gifts, electronics and home decor on Walmart.com through Walmart pickup, which will offer free shipping to the new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores. They can also use Walmart’s new Savings Catcher receipt comparison tool to feel more confident they are getting some of the best deals available in the Oklahoma City area. Savings Catcher looks at other top retailers’ local ads and gives customers an eGift card for the difference if a competitor’s offering is lower than the price they paid at Walmart. Savings Catcher is available through the free Walmart mobile app.

“We’ve been working very hard to prepare our store,” said Prague store manager Jason Colvin. “I think it is going to greatly benefit our area.”

Fresh, Affordable Groceries
The new stores offer fresh produce and a full line of groceries from leading brand names, including organic selections. By working with growers Walmart is able to provide farm-grown quality produce at added convenience and low prices.

“We are ready for our community to enjoy the convenient and affordable shopping experience our store offers,” said Stroud store manager Twila McLain. 

The Right Size Stores Offering More Convenience
The new stores are approximately 12,000 square feet each and offer a wide assortment to meet the needs of Stroud and Prague residents. In addition to groceries, the stores feature health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Holiday shopping is more convenient than ever as Stroud and Prague residents can shop an assortment of 7 million items on Walmart.com, many of which can be shipped for free to the new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services and pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Stroud and Prague residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.

New Store, New Jobs for Oklahoma City
The new stores employ approximately 60 full- and part-time associates. Both store managers began their Walmart careers as hourly associates before moving up to management positions.

“This new Walmart location is going to be a big plus to our community,” said Tim Schook, Stroud city manager. “Currently, residents are driving 20 to 30 miles to their nearest Walmart so this will save them time and gas, and the option to order bigger items online and pick them up in-store makes it even more convenient.”

“We are excited to be chosen as one of the first sites in Oklahoma where Walmart will market to the smaller communities,” said Jim Greff, Prague city manager.

Giving Back
The grand-opening celebrations include presentations of $5,000 in 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 Oklahoma donated approximately 15.7 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 13.1 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $30 million in fiscal year 2014 in Oklahoma alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.

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
Stroud Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 1600 W. Highway 66, Stroud, Okla.
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Twila McLain
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, December 3, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Prepared meal options
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
  • Convenience services include:
    • In-store Pharmacy
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart pickup

Employment

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

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FACT SHEET
Prague Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 2310 W. Main St., Prague, Okla.
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Jason Colvin
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, December 3, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
  • Convenience services include:
    • In-store Pharmacy
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart pickup

Employment

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

Social

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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