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Walmart Neighborhood Market Grand Opening Wednesday

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Walmart will open its first neighborhood grocery store in West Hartford later this month, the retailer already has been expanding it

Wal-Mart’s newest Neighborhood Market holds a grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in West Hartford. The 59,000-square-foot, full-service grocery store,  in Bishop’s Corner (behind Marshalls), is the company’s first  Northeast location.

Doors open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. and there will be entertainment, free product samples and giveaways throughout the day.

The new store, which occupies the former site of Adam’s Supermarket at  333 N. Main St., features a bakery, deli, prepared foods,  fresh produce, frozen foods, meat and dairy and health and wellness departments, along with a pharmacy and general merchandise section with stationery, paper goods and household and pet supplies.

“We are very pleased to have Walmart make this investment in our community,” said West Hartford town manager, Ron Van Winkle, in a press release. “This new venture of a “Walmart Neighborhood Market” is a welcome concept and we look forward to their success. The facility they are occupying has been empty for many years and having that store put back into use is a boom for our local economy, the shoppers and their employees.”

The store will also offer Site-to-Store, a service that allows customers to ship online orders from www.walmart.com free to any Walmart store for pickup and the Pay with Cash program, which allows customers to order online (without a credit card) at Walmart.com and pay for the items with cash in-store.

Regular store hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m, seven days a week.  Information: 860-509-1705 or walmart.com.
 

Walmart Neighborhood Market Coming To West Hartford

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Walmart will open its newest Neighborhood Market in West Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The 59,000 square-foot, full-service grocery store, in the Bishop’s Corner shopping area, is the company’s first Northeast location — and one of the largest in the Neighborhood Market chain.

Walmart Director of Community & Media Relations Bill Wertz says the store, which occupies the former site of Adam’s Supermarket at 333 N. Main St., will feature bakery, deli, prepared foods, fresh produce, frozen foods, meat and dairy and health and wellness departments, along with a pharmacy.

The store will also offer a selection of general merchandise, such as stationary, paper goods, household and pet supplies, all in an easy-to-navigate format. It will compete with nearby stores such as Big-Y, Whole Foods and the Crown.

“Neighborhood Markets offer the convenience of a small store with the low prices of a big store,” says Wertz. “We think the Hartford area is going to love this concept.”

A hiring center for the store opened in December and is still accepting applications. When fully-staffed, Wertz says the West Hartford location will employ more than 90 full and part-time workers. Hours will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m, seven days a week.

Walmart launched the Neighborhood Market chain in 1998 and has 230 of the stores across the country. The company has plans to build additional Northeast locations — two in New York and one in New Jersey.

A second Connecticut Neighborhood Market, in a former Shaw’s space in Bristol, could open as early as fall of this year, says Wertz.

See photos here.