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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at Forest Road and Regis Lane
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Forest Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3603

FOREST, Va., June 1, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, June 10, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at Forest Road and Regis Lane and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Forest residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries and pharmacy. The store will 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 Forest Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“We’re excited to be in the Forest community,” said store manager Robert Quarles.

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.

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 Forest residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Forest 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. Forest 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 Forest
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Robert Quarles began his Walmart career in 2008 as a produce manager.

“The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Walmart Neighborhood Market to the area, and we look forward to their success as Forest continues to grow. We are also very pleased to recognize Walmart Neighborhood Market in Forest as a 2015 Pinnacle Investor in the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, and appreciate their support,” said Scott Murphy, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman.

Giving Back to Forest
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in 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 Virginia donated approximately 21.9 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 18.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $40.1 million in fiscal year 2014 in Virginia 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 Forest community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 13.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Quarles 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
Forest Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 16807 Forest Road, Forest, Va.
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Robert Quarles
  • Hours: Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 10, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 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
    • MoneyCenter
    • Walmart pickup

Charitable giving

  • $8,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations

Employment

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

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information

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