Walmart Neighborhood Market offers local fresh food favorites and delivers employment opportunities to the community
- New Walmart Neighborhood Market located 1041 S. US Highway 1
- Approximately 30 jobs created by Alma 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/walmart4229
ALMA, Ga., May 13, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, May 13, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 1041 S. US Highway 1 and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will provide Alma residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries and pharmacy. There 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 Alma Walmart Neighborhood Market.
“We are excited to introduce our store to Alma residents,” said store manager Johnathan Mullis. “This new, smaller format will provide convenience at an affordable price.”
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.
Size Store Offering More Convenience
The new store is approximately 12,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Alma residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Alma 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. Alma residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
Store, New Jobs for Alma
The new store employs approximately 30 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Jonathan Mullis began his Walmart career in 2005 as an hourly overnight stocker.
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 Georgia donated approximately 29.6 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 24.6 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $54 million in fiscal year 2014 in Georgia alone. For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.
Walmart is happy to be part of the Alma community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, May 16. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Mullis 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.
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Alma Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Location: 1041 S. US Highway 1, Alma, Ga.
- Size: Approximately 12,000 square feet
- Store manager: Johnathan Mullis
- Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Grand opening: May 13, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
- Full line of groceries, including:
- Fresh produce
- Self-serve deli
- Prepared meal options
- Additional merchandise includes:
- Health and beauty aids
- Pet and cleaning products
- Hardware and stationery
- Convenience services include:
- In-store Pharmacy
- Walmart pickup
- Number of jobs created: Approximately 30
- Full- and part-time positions
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart4229
- Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Media contact: Haley Schwartz, Cookerly, 678-686-7992
- Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
- Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com