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Walmart Neighborhood Market Brings New Jobs and Fresh Groceries to Clarksville

 

New store offers convenient in-store and digital shopping at Walmart prices; Opened October 14th

Walmart Neighborhood MarketClarksville, TN – The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Clarksville opened to the community Dover Road Wednesday, October 14th, bringing a broad assortment of fresh, affordable groceries at Walmart’s everyday low prices.

Customers will also enjoy the convenience of on-site services such as a full pharmacy and fuel station and a free store pickup service providing an easy way to shop millions of products on Walmart.com. The new store will employ up to 95 full- and part-time associates.

“We invite our community into our store just in time to stock up on Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters,” said store manager Michael Krisle. “We look forward to opening and providing area residents with Walmart’s everyday low prices year-round.”

Fresh, Affordable Produce, Meat and Groceries

The store offers fresh produce and meat, pantry staples and a full line of groceries from leading brands.

In addition to organics and nutritious food choices, customers will also find a full-service deli and in-store bakery offering custom cakes and fresh baked breads.

Full Service Pharmacy

The Neighborhood Market includes a pharmacy with a full range of products, immunizations and services and Walmart pharmacists ready to assist customers with product and prescription questions. Clarksville residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app. A drive thru pharmacy window makes prescription drop off and pick up quick and easy.

Millions of Items with Seamless Digital and In-Store Shopping

The store is approximately 42,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment of products to meet the needs of Clarksville residents. Customers will find health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Clarksville residents can shop seven million items on Walmart.com, many of which can be shipped for free to any Walmart store through Walmart Pickup.

“These three new Walmart stores are great additions to the Clarksville community,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. “For this store in particular, we look forward to the positive impact of up to 95 new jobs and convenient access to groceries and fresh produce for local residents.”

The Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android makes shopping easier than ever. Customers can refill prescription medications, create shopping lists, search the location of items in their store, check weekly ads and prices, save eReceipts and shop Walmart.com through the app.

Job Opportunities at Walmart

The store will employ up to 95 associates for full- and part-time positions within the store. Applicants interested in careers at Walmart can apply at a store’s hiring kiosk or online at Walmartcareers.com. Krisle held his first position with Walmart in 1999 as an hourly truck unloader in a Murfreesboro Tennessee store.

At Walmart, more than 75 percent of store management teams started as hourly associates. In 2014, 160,000 associates were promoted, and 40 percent of those promotions went to associates within the first year of their employment. Earlier this year Walmart announced it would be investing more than $1B in higher wages and training and other enhancements for its associates.

Community Giving

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups including Northwest High School, Minglewood Elementary School, New Providence Middle School, Woodlawn Elementary School, Clarksville Fire Rescue and Fort Campbell Fisher House.

The new store will also continue a commitment by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to fight hunger in Clarksville and across the U.S. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation recently exceeded a $2 billion goal to fight hunger one year ahead of schedule and have donated more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country.

Two Celebration Events: Grand Opening and A Big Family Welcome

Local associates will provide a special welcome to members of Clarksville at two public events. Store associates will hosted a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on grand opening day, October 14th, at 7:30am. The following Saturday, October 17th, local residents are invited to A Big Family Welcome, which will give customers a chance to meet Krisle and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3:00pm.

“Clarksville is proud to welcome this new Walmart Neighborhood Market,” said Councilman James Lewis. “Our residents are excited about the shopping conveniences this store will offer, and I am looking forward to the economic impact this new store will bring our community.”

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, we serve nearly 260 million customers who visit our 11,532 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 revenue of $486 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.


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