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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 3131 N. Cedar Ave.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Fresno Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart2689

FRESNO, Calif., April 1, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, April 1, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 3131 N. Cedar Ave. and is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide Fresno 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 Fresno Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“With our fresh produce and convenient location, we are here to provide Fresno residents a great option for their everyday grocery shopping,” said store manager Matthew Enochs.

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. There is also a wide variety of meat and bakery selections, including Mi Rancho tortillas, La Tapatia tortillas and Producers Dairy products.

The Right Size Store Offering More Convenience
The new store is approximately 41,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Fresno residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Fresno 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. Fresno 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 Fresno
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Matthew Enochs began his Walmart career in 2002 as an hourly tire & lube technician.

“I am excited about Walmart’s newest Neighborhood Market opening at the former Cedar Lanes,” said Fresno Councilmember Clint Olivier. “This store revitalizes the shopping center, creates dozens of new jobs, and helps bring additional shoppers to the existing businesses.”

Giving Back to Fresno
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Recipients of grants include Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California, McLane High School, Safe Kids Central California, and Life Church.

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 Fresno community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, April 4. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Enochs and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from 11 a.m. 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
Fresno Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 3131 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Matthew Enochs
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, April 1, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery
    • Service deli
    • Prepared meal options
    • Organic/natural selections
    • Mi Rancho tortillas
    • La Tapatia tortillas
    • Producers Dairy products
  • Additional merchandise includes:
    • Health and beauty aids
    • Pet and cleaning products
    • Hardware and stationery
  • Convenience services include:
    • Drive-thru and In-store Pharmacy
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart pickup

Charitable giving

  • $8,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California
  • McLane High School
  • Safe Kids Central California
  • Life Church

Employment

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

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: Kristin Cockerham, Landis Communications, Inc., 415-359-2315
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com

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