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

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

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 4105 State Road 7
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Wellington Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart6967

WELLINGTON, Fla., July 15, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, July 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 4105 State Road 7 and is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide Wellington 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 Wellington Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“Our new, convenient store format will give Wellington residents an affordable option for fresh produce and meat, groceries and a pharmacy,” store manager Stephanie Keister.

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 45,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of Wellington residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Wellington 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. Wellington 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 Wellington
The new store employs up to 95 jobs full- and part-time associates. Store manager Stephanie Keister began her Walmart career in 2000 as a cashier.

Giving Back to Wellington
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups, including Big Hearts 4 Paws Rescue, Panther Run Elementary School, Polo Park Middle School, and Village Baptist Church. 

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 Wellington community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 25.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Keister 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

Wellington Walmart Neighborhood Market 

Store facts

  • Location: 4105 State Road 7, Wellington, Fla.
  • Size: Approximately 45,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Stephanie Keister
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, July 22, 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
    • Walmart pickup

  Charitable giving

  • $6,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations:
    • Big Hearts 4 Paws Rescue
    • Panther Run Elementary School
    • Polo Park Middle School
    • Village Baptist Church

Employment

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

Social

A Big Family Welcome

  • Saturday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information

  • Media contact: Julia Bennet, Schwartz Media, 904-534-4468
  • Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085

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