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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located 1826 E. Arlington Blvd.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Greenville Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart7337

GREENVILLE, N.C., April 1, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, April 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:45 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 1826 E. Arlington Blvd. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Greenville residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries, fuel 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 Greenville Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“I look forward to bringing this new format to this community, and for our team of associates to start serving residents,” said store manager Cheryl Pletcher.

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 fresh baked breads and tortillas.

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 Greenville residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Greenville 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. Greenville 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 Greenville
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Cheryl Pletcher began her Walmart career in 1988 as a cashier.

Giving Back to Greenville
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of more than $6,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including Ronald McDonald House, Kiwanis, Love A Sea Turtle, and Pet Food Pantry.

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 North Carolina donated approximately 26.8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 22.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $49.4 million in fiscal year 2014 in North Carolina 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 Greenville community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, April 11.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Pletcher 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
Greenville Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 1826 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, N.C.
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Cheryl Pletcher
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, April 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:45 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:
    • Drive-thru Pharmacy
    • Fuel station
    • Walmart pickup

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Kiwanis
    • Love A Sea Turtle
    • Pet Food Pantry
    • Ronald McDonald House

Employment

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

Social

A Big Family Welcome

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

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