We first reported back at the end of May that Texarkana would be receiving a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Now construction is well underway on the Summerhill Rd. at College Drive location with an address of 3302 Summerhill Rd. The Richmond Rd. at Moores Ln. location they have just begun with the dirt work its address will be 3520 Richmond Rd.
According to Anne Hatfield, Director of Communications for Walmart, “the Walmart Neighborhood Market is all about convenience. The smaller size, easy parking access, drive-thru pharmacy and fuel station make this a perfect footprint for quick trips, but we’re still able to offer customers the same low prices they see at our larger format stores.”
Walmart Neighborhood Markets average 40,000 square feet – that’s about one fifth of the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter.
Walmart will also be offering the Site to Store service in the market locations. Site to Store is just like what it sounds – go to Walmart.com and order from the website, then have those items delivered for free to your favorite store. The three top sellers for site to store are TV’s, Outdoor Play Sets, and Tablets.
Walmart is also bringing their brand new Walmart Express small format stores to East Texas in De Kalb, Diana, Hughes Springs, Linden, Lone Star, Naples, Red water and Tatum.
Look for the all of these new stores to open in late 2014 or early 2015. Right now there are about 20 Walmart Express stores around the country.
The typical Walmart Neighborhood Market employs up to 95 associates. A Walmart Express store employs up to 30 associates.