Rocklin’s First Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens September 18th

Neighborhood Market brings smaller format, local fresh food favorites and employment opportunities to the community

  • New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 5609 Pacific St.
  • About 95 jobs created by Rocklin Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Store open from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week

ROCKLIN, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 – Walmart will open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Wednesday, Sept. 18, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-third the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is the first Walmart in Rocklin located at 5609 Pacific St. and is open from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The new store will provide local customers with a new, convenient option for their grocery shopping needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services.

"We are pleased to welcome Walmart Neighborhood Market to Downtown Rocklin," said Rocklin Mayor Diana Ruslin. Residents in the area are thrilled to once again have a full service grocery store. Walmart is a great community partner and our schools and nonprofits will benefit from their generosity."

Smaller Store, More Convenience
The Walmart Neighborhood Market format offers quick and convenient shopping, with a full grocery department, including organic and natural selections. The store features prepared food options, fresh-baked breads, full-service deli and a bakery.

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.

Community Giving
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups. Recipients include City of Rocklin Fire Department, City of Rocklin Police Department to begin the process of putting together a police officer memorial to honor and educate the public on the tragic death of two Rocklin police officers, Kids First, Rocklin High School, Spring View Middle School, Destiny Christian Church, Rocklin Friends of the Library, Rocklin Junior Thunder Football and Cheer Association, Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers Incorporated, Rocklin Unified School District, Granite Oaks Middle School and Rocklin Elementary.

New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs about 95 full- and part-time associates. The first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 250 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide.

Store manager Steve Tapp began his Walmart career in 2001 as an hourly associate.

"I am looking forward to showing the residents of Rocklin our new store and all it has to offer the community", Tapp said. "It's a great way to do your shopping quickly while saving money so they can live better. We would like the community to join us for the grand opening celebration on Sept. 18 through the weekend of Sept. 21, to shop and enjoy the many vendors and giveaways taking place".

A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Rocklin community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday,
Sept. 21. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Tapp 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.

Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Rocklin shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart3090. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.

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 245 million customers and members visit our more than 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 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/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.