Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Grocery Options and New Jobs to Central Oklahoma

Two new Walmart Neighborhood Markets offer local fresh food favorites and delivers employment opportunities to the community

  • Yukon Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 1001 E. Main St.  
  • Watonga Walmart Neighborhood Market located 812 N. Clarence Nash Blvd.
  • Yukon store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Watonga store open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan. 16, 2015 – Two new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores are opening Wednesday, Jan. 21, following brief ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. The new Yukon store is conveniently located at 1001 E. Main St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new Watonga is conveniently located at 812 N. Clarence Nash Blvd. and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The stores will provide Yukon and Watonga 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 toys, 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 Yukon and Watonga. 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 are very excited to be part of the Yukon community,” said store manager Jessica Schweitzer. “We are here to be a convenient shopping option for our customers.”

“We all have worked hard to prepare our store to meet the community’s needs,” said Watonga store manager Wendy Moser.

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.

The Right Size Stores Offering More Convenience
The new Yukon store is approximately 41,000 square feet, and the Watonga store is approximately 12,000 square feet. Both stores offer a wide assortment to meet the needs of Yukon and Watonga residents. In addition to groceries, the stores feature health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Yukon and Watonga 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 pharmacies offer a full range of products and services and pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Yukon and Watonga 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 Central Oklahoma  
The new Yukon store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates, and the new Watonga store employs approximately 30. Yukon store manager Jessica Schweitzer began her Walmart career stocking groceries in 2005. Watonga store manager Wendy Moser began her Walmart career in 1999 as a part-time cashier.

Giving Back to Central Oklahoma
The grand-opening celebrations include presentations of grants from Walmart to local community groups.

In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, the new stores 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.

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Yukon and Watonga communities and is ready to celebrate with residents. The Yukon Walmart Neighborhood Market event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 25. The Watonga Walmart Neighborhood Market event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 24. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet the managers 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 11,202 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.

FACT SHEET
Yukon Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 1001 E. Main St., Yukon, Okla.
  • Size: Approximately 42,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Jessica Schweitzer
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, Jan. 21, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Self-serve deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
    • Hardware and stationery
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy, including drive-thru
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart pickup

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations.

Employment

  • Number of jobs created: Up to 95 jobs
  • Full- and part-time positions

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Sunday, Jan. 25 from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: Cydnee Cochran, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-366-8618
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com

FACT SHEET
Watonga Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 812 N. Clarence Nash Blvd., Watonga, Okla.
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Wendy Moser
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 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
    • Hardware and stationery
  • Convenience services include:
    • Pharmacy
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart pickup

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, Jan. 24 from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: Cydnee Cochran, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-366-8618
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com 

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