Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Grocery Options and New Jobs to Palmer

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located 428 N. Stacks St.
  • Approximately 30 jobs created by Palmer Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3834

PALMER, Texas, Feb. 4, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Feb. 11, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 428 N. Stacks St. and is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will provide Palmer residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries and pharmacy. The store will also include a fuel station.    

Customers can shop additional items including toys, electronics and home decor on Walmart.com through Walmart pickup, which will offer free shipping to the Palmer 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 Palmer. 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 happy to join the city of Palmer,” said store manager Murlene Duronsa. “Our associates have worked hard to give our customers a pleasant shopping experience.”  

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.

The Right Size Store Offering More Convenience
The new store is approximately 12,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Palmer residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Palmer 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. Palmer 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 Palmer
The new store employs approximately 30 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Murlene Duronsa began his Walmart career in 2005 as an hourly cashier.

Giving Back to Palmer
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 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 Palmer community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Feb. 14. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Salas 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
Palmer Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 428 N. Stacks St., Palmer, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Murlene Duronsa
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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
    • 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, Feb. 14 from noon to 3 p.m.

For more information

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