Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Grocery Options and New Jobs to El Paso

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Patriot Highway 54
  • Up to 95 jobs jobs created by North Hills Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open seven days a week 24 hours a day
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart6587 

EL PASO, Texas, June 15, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, June 24, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Patriot Highway 54 and is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The store will provide North Hills 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 North Hills Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“We’re excited about bringing value, convenience and new jobs to the North Hills area,” said store manager Robert Garza.  “We look forward to becoming involved in the community and invite all our neighbors to stop by on grand-opening day to see the new store.”

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 North Hills residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as North Hills 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. North Hills residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Renewing American Manufacturing
Walmart is committed to investing $250 billion in products that support American manufacturing over the next 10 years.

New Store, New Jobs for North Hills
The new store employs up to 95 jobs. Store manager Robert Garza began his Walmart career in 2008 as an hourly grocery sales associate.

"El Paso welcomes the addition of Walmart's newest Neighborhood Store,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser. “The establishment of this store will provide another grocery option for El Pasoans and proves that El Paso is an important market for the Walmart brand."

Giving Back to El Paso
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 Texas donated approximately 59 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 49.2 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $110.8 million in fiscal year 2014 in Texas 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 North Hills community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 27.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Garza 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
El Paso Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 10840 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., El Paso, Texas
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Robert Garza
  • Hours:  24 hours a day
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, June 24, 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
    • 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 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: John Engleman, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-305-1665
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com

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