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Walmart Neighborhood Market
Subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Industry Retail
Founded 1998
Number of locations
286[1]
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Revenue $4.8 billion USD (2007)[2]
Parent Walmart
Website Walmart.com

Walmart Neighborhood Market is a chain of grocery stores launched by Walmart in 1998.[3] These stores are designed to be the opposite of vastly larger superstores. These smaller stores are meant to "woo shoppers with easier parking, less crowded aisles and quicker checkout." Walmart Neighborhood Market stores offer a variety of products including a full line of groceries.

History[edit]

First Neighborhood Market Logo used from 1998-2008.
Second Neighborhood Market Logo used from 2008-2010.
Logo used from 2010-2011

Introduced in 1998 as Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, they range around 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2), which is a quarter of the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter in the United States. However, in many countries, stores of this scale would be classified as superstores or "compact hypermarkets." Walmart Neighborhood Markets employ 80–100 employees and offer about 28,000 items.

United States[edit]

Walmart Neighborhood Market[edit]

Exterior of a Neighborhood Market by Walmart in Winter Springs, Florida
Larger Walmart Neighborhood Market in Madison, Tennessee

Some of these stores are located in a smaller city that is a city or two away from larger cities with a Walmart Supercenter store. The only states without a Neighborhood Market are:[4]

Supermercado[edit]

Walmart opened "Supermercado de Walmart" locations to appeal to Hispanic communities in the United States. These stores are similar to Walmart Neighborhood Markets. The first one, a 39,000 square feet (3,600 m2) store in the Spring Branch area of Houston, opened on Wednesday April 29, 2009. The store was a conversion of an existing Walmart Market.

Puerto Rico[edit]

In July 2003, Walmart acquired Amigo Supermarkets in Puerto Rico. They are very similar to Walmart Neighborhood Markets, but the name is Amigo.

Canada[edit]

In 2005, the concept rolled into Canada. Walmart opened three stores in 2006 (one in London, Ontario, and two in the Greater Toronto area), but the number could increase in the future. In Canada, Walmart Market stores are connected to regular Walmart stores to form a Walmart Supercenter. There are now over 30 Walmart Supercenter stores in Canada with plans for over 100.

Argentina[edit]

In 1997, Walmart entered Argentina with one Supercenter in Avellaneda (Greater Buenos Aires). After slow growth during the following decade, a new store format was developed inspired by the WalMart Neighborhood Market stores. The new stores were branded Chango Mas. Expansion followed rapidly and other smaller formats spun off this concept. As of October 2014, the store count for Chango Mas and sister stores is as follows:

  • Changomas 48
  • Changomas Express 10
  • Mi Changomas 9

There are currently 28 Supercenters in Argentina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Annual Report". Walmart Stores, Inc. p. 61. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  2. ^ [1], Supermarket News, Last accessed March 13, 2008.
  3. ^ [2], Walmartstores.com: Walmart, Last accessed August 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Locations". corporate.walmart.com. Click each state. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

External links[edit]


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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:45:20 -0800

Much of Garden City's strong retail growth has focused on the Menards and Schulman Crossing developments on the east side of town, but construction of a Walmart Neighborhood Market could be a harbinger of good things to come on the city's west side.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:48:45 -0800

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