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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 9301 Pine Forest Road
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Pensacola Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart6531

PENSACOLA, Fla., May 27, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, June 3, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 9301 Pine Forest Road and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Pensacola 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 Pensacola Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“Our new store’s location in northern Escambia County will provide a convenient, affordable option for a greater number of people, including those in more rural areas,” said store manager Frank Byers.

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 44,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Pensacola residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Pensacola 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, which features a drive-thru lane, offers a full range of products and services and pharmacy team members are ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Pensacola 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 Pensacola
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Frank Byers began his Walmart career in 1998 as a deli associate.

Giving Back to Pensacola
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including Pine Meadow Elementary, Ransom Middle School and Tate High School.

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 Florida donated approximately 35.2 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 29.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $66.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Florida 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 Pensacola community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 6.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Byers 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

Pensacola Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 9301 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, Fla.
  • Size: Approximately 44,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Frank Byers
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 3, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 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:
    • Pharmacy with drive-thru lane
    • Walmart pickup

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to the area organizations, including:
    • Pine Meadow Elementary
    • Ransom Middle School
    • Tate High School

Employment

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

Social

A Big Family Welcome

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

For more information

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