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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 605 Orchard Drive
  • Approximately 30 jobs created by Hillsboro Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart4651

HILLSBORO, Kan., April 1, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, April 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 605 Orchard Drive and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will provide Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“Our new Walmart Neighborhood Market will allow residents to shop right in their own community and be helped by people they know,” said store manager Brian Miller.

“We are pleased that Walmart saw Hillsboro as a vibrant community where they can grow along with us and that the company chose to build a Neighborhood Market store in the city,” said Mayor Delores Dalke. “The new store will help serve the shopping needs of the community, and will mean a lot for residents who won’t have to drive 30 miles to buy groceries.”

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.

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 Hillsboro residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Hillsboro 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. Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro
The new store employs approximately 30 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Brian Miller began his Walmart career in 2004 as a temporary set-up associate.

Giving Back to Hillsboro
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation 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 Kansas donated approximately 3.8 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 3.2 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $8.6 million in fiscal year 2014 in Kansas 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 Hillsboro community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, April 11.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Miller 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
Hillsboro Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 605 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro, Kan,
  • Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Brian Miller
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, April 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Store features

  • Full line of groceries, including:
    • Fresh produce
    • Bakery selections
    • 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
    • Fuel station
    • 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, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: John Engleman, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-443-4673
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com

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