Walmart Brings Jobs and Grocery Options to Carson

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Walmart Neighborhood Market brings more convenience, local fresh food favorites and employment opportunities to the community

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 20226 Avalon Blvd.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Carson Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
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CARSON, Calif., July 16, 2014 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, July 16, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 20226 Avalon Blvd., across the street from South Bay Pavilion, and is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

The store will provide Carson residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise and offer Walmart's free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the Carson store for free, often as quickly as the same day. 

“The Carson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome a Walmart Neighborhood Market to our community,” said Chamber President John Wogan. “The market will bring an added value to Carson and will offer an opportunity for job growth, thereby, strengthening our local economy. The new Walmart will bring viable tax revenue to our city so we can enhance our public services.”

The new store is part of Walmart’s plan to open an additional 270 to 300 small-format locations this year. The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 300 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide.

The new store, which will address the need for a neighborhood market in the immediate community, provides local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services.

“Walmart is excited to be a part of the community just in time for summer,” said store manager Saad Elghossaini. “We have everything you need for your picnics, cookouts and outdoor fun.”

Affordable Groceries to Meet Your Needs

The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections. There is also a wide variety of meat for your summer grilling needs and bakery selections, including fresh baked breads.

Smaller Store, More Convenience

The new store is approximately one-fourth the size of a Walmart Supercenter. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Carson shoppers can also order eligible items online from Walmart.com and pick them up for free – often as quickly as the same day – at the Carson store using Walmart’s Site to Store program. In addition, customers can shop a broader assortment of items online at Walmart.com and then pay for these purchases with cash in all of Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart Neighborhood Markets, including the new Carson store.

The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions. Carson residents can easily transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android. 

New Store, New Jobs

The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Saad Elghossaini began his Walmart career in 2002 as an assistant manager.

Community Giving

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart to local community groups.

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 California donated approximately 23.1 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 19.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $47.1 million in fiscal year 2014 in California 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 Carson community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 19. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Elghossaini 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
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