Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Grocery Options and New Jobs to San Jose

Walmart Neighborhood Market offers local fresh food favorites and delivers employment opportunities to the community

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 1450 Monterey Road
  • Up to 95 jobs created by San Jose Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4174

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Dec. 10, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 1450 Monterey Road and is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide San Jose residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries and pharmacy.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Walmart into Sun Garden Center,” said Matt Mahood, president and CEO of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Not only will the new store bring new grocery options to residents living nearby, but it will also provide economic revitalization by way of additional sales tax revenue for the county and increased foot traffic from new shoppers.”

Customers can shop additional items including top holiday toys, gifts, electronics and home decor on Walmart.com through Site to Store, which will offer free shipping to the San Jose Walmart Neighborhood Market. 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 San Jose. 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.

Fresh, Affordable Groceries
The new store offers 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.

“Walmart is excited to be a part of the San Jose community just in time for the holiday season,” said store manager Harpreet Ruelas. “We have everything you need for your holiday meals and baking.”

The Right Size Store Offering More Convenience
The new store is approximately 50,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of San Jose residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Holiday shopping is more convenient than ever as San Jose 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.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services and pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. San Jose 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 San Jose
The new store employs up to 95 jobs full- and part-time associates. Ruelas began her Walmart career in 1999 as an hourly associate.

Giving Back to San Jose
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart to local community groups. The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,700 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Grant recipients include Women’s Lotus Garden, Second Harvest Food Bank, Cops Care Cancer Foundation,

All Stars Helping Kids, Act for Mental Heath, Cadwallader Elementary School and American GI Forum San Jose Chapter.

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 California donated approximately 23.1 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 19.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $47.1 million in fiscal year 2014 in California 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 Jose community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Dec. 13.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Ruelas 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 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.