Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Grocery Options and New Jobs to Miami Gardens

Walmart Neighborhood Market offers local fresh food favorites and delivers employment opportunities to the community
 
 
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MIAMI - Jan. 7, 2015 - PRLog -- A new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened today, Wednesday, Jan. 7, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m that was attended by several elected officials including Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson, Councilwoman Lisa Davis and Councilman Rodney Harris. The new store is conveniently located at 3791 NW. 167th St. and is open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The store will provide Miami Gardens 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 top toys, gifts, electronics and home decor on Walmart.com through Walmart pickup, which will offer free shipping to the Miami Gardens Walmart Neighborhood Market. They can also use Walmart’s new Savings Catcher receipt comparison tool to feel more confident they are getting some of the best deals available in Miami Gardens. Savings Catcher looks at other top retailers’ local ads and gives customers an eGift card for the difference if a competitor’s offering is lower than the price they paid at Walmart. Savings Catcher is available through the free Walmart mobile app (http://www.walmart.com/cp/Walmart-Mobile-App/1087865).

“We are happy to be able to provide a convenient shopping option to our community,” said store manager Jamie Bryant. “All of us have worked hard to prepare for opening day.”

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 selection of products from local providers such as Goya Food of Miami and Grace Foods, Inc.

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 Miami Gardens residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as Miami Gardens 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. Miami Gardens residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app (http://www.walmart.com/mobile) for iPhone and Android.

New Store, New Jobs for Miami Gardens

The new store employs up to 95 jobs full- and part-time associates. Store manager Jamie Bryant began her Walmart career in 2009 as an assistant manager.

Giving Back to Miami Gardens

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Recipients of grants include Miami Norland Senior High School Band, Miami Carol City Senior High School Band, Center for Family and Child Enrichment, and Dozier and Dozier Construction Academy Corp.

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 Miami Gardens community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Jan. 10.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Bryant and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  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 online.

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