New Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Grocery Options and New Jobs to Goose Creek

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 215 St. James Ave.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Goose Creek Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart3899 

GOOSE CREEK, S.C., June 17, 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 215 St. James Ave. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store will provide Goose Creek 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 Goose Creek Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“The excitement surrounding the new Neighborhood Market concept is evident in the community,” said store manager Evelyn McCart. “From the fresh produce, to a fuel station to a drive-thru pharmacy, our store will provided Goose Creek families with the convenience and affordability they are looking for.”

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 41,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Goose Creek residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Goose Creek 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 includes 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. Goose Creek 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 Goose Creek
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Evelyn McCart began her Walmart career in 2005 as a bakery department manager.

Giving Back to Goose Creek
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including the Goose Creek Fire Department, Goose Creek Police Department and Stratford 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 South Carolina donated approximately 15.9 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 13.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $29.2 million in fiscal year 2014 in South Carolina 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 Goose Creek community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, June 27.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet McCart 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

Goose Creek Walmart Neighborhood Market

Store facts

  • Location: 215 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, S.C.
  • Size: Approximately 41,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Evelyn McCart
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • 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:
    • Drive-thru Pharmacy
    • Fuel staion
    • Walmart pickup

Charitable giving

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Goose Creek Fire Department
    • Goose Creek Police Department
    • Stratford High School

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: Katie Johnston, Mitchell Communications Group, 225-715-5480
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.corporate.walmart.com; merchandise sales: www.walmart.com

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