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Walmart Neighborhood Market To Open, Gives Back To Community

KSCB News - September 29, 2015 11:59 am

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Liberal will open to the community Wednesday, Sept. 30, 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 are proud to be a part of the Liberal community,” said store manager Shawn Manning. “We look forward to opening and providing area residents with Walmart’s everyday low prices, especially on game time and tailgating favorites as we are in the full swing of football season.”

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 with a custom-made take and bake pizza bar, and in-store bakery offering custom cakes, as well as locally grown produce.

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. Liberal 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.

The store is approximately 41,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment of products to meet the needs of Liberal residents. Customers will find health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Liberal residents can shop seven million items on Walmart.com, many of which can be shipped for free to any Walmart store through Walmart Pickup.

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.

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. Manning began his Walmart career in 2000 as a tire and lube express technician at a store in Liberal.

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups including Faith Tabernacle Church, Liberal Fire Department, Liberal High School, Liberal Memorial Library, Liberal Police Department, Liberal Recreation Department, Seward County Council on Aging, and Seward County Sheriff’s Office. The new store will also continue a commitment by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to fight hunger in Liberal 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.

Local associates will provide a special welcome to members of Liberal at two public events. Store associates will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on grand opening day, September 30, at 7:15 a.m. The following Saturday, Oct. 3, local residents are invited to A Big Family Welcome, which will give customers a chance to meet Manning and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.

 

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