Walmart Brings Convenience, Affordable Groceries and New Jobs to Southgate Plaza

July 7, 2015

Walmart Neighborhood Market offers local fresh food favorites

and delivers employment opportunities to the community

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 4420 Florin Rd.
  • Up to 95 jobs created by Walmart Neighborhood Market at Southgate Plaza
  • Store open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Local Facebook page: www.facebook.com/walmart6530

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8, 2015 – A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, July 8, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 4420 Florin Road in Southgate Plaza and is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store will provide Sacramento 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 Walmart Neighborhood Market at Southgate Plaza.

“I’m excited to bring Walmart back to Southgate Plaza and introduce local customers to the Walmart Neighborhood Market format,” said Store Manager Troy Bassett. “Together with the Walmart Supercenter on Florin Road, we’ll offer customers greater convenience, variety and affordability, helping them save money so they can live better.”

“The neighborhood could not be more pleased that Walmart has returned to the Southgate Plaza shopping center,” said Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy. “This is the result of Walmart listening to longtime customers and community leaders who recognized the benefits of a store that provides fresh produce as well as jobs.”  

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 52,000 square feet and offers a wide assortment to meet the needs of area residents. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. Shopping is more convenient than ever as area residents can shop an assortment of seven 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. Area 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 Sacramento

The new store employs up to 95 jobs full- and part-time associates. Store manager Troy Bassett began his Walmart career in 2005 as a developmental store manager.

Giving Back to Sacramento

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of more than $9,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups. Recipients of those grants include:

  • Florin Road Foundation
  • VFW Post 67
  • Sacramento Sheriff Crime prevention 
  • National Academic Youth Corps
  • Kennedy High School

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 local community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 11.  A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Bassett 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

Walmart Neighborhood Market at Southgate Plaza

Store facts

  • Location: 4420 Florin Road, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Size: Approximately 52,000 square feet
  • Store manager: Troy Bassett
  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Grand opening: Wednesday, July 8, 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

  • Grants from Walmart will be presented to area organizations, including:
  • Florin Road Foundation
  • VFW Post 67
  • Sacramento Sheriff Crime prevention 
  • National Academic Youth Corps
  • Kennedy High School

Employment

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

Social

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart6530
  • #MyNewWalmart

A Big Family Welcome

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

For more information