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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located 420 S. U.S. Highway 69
  • Approximately 30 jobs created by Leonard 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/walmart3832

LEONARD, Texas, Feb. 9, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Feb. 11, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 420 S. U.S. Highway 69 and is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will provide Leonard 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 and electronics on Walmart.com through Walmart pickup, which will offer free shipping to the Leonard 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 Leonard. 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 excited to bring this new format to Leonard,” said store manager Kristofer Barrera. “Our customers will be happy to find that convenient shopping doesn’t come with a higher price tag.” 

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 Leonard residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Leonard 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. Leonard 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 Leonard
The new store employs approximately 30 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Kristofer Barrera began his Walmart career in 2004 as an hourly part-time associate in the sporting goods department.

Giving Back to Leonard
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 Leonard community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Feb. 14. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Barrera and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating, clown interactions, 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
Leonard Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 420 S. U.S. Highway 69, Leonard, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Kristofer Barrera
  • 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
    • Bakery
    • 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

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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