Walmart Neighborhood Market brings smaller format, local fresh food favorites and employment opportunities to the community
• New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 2730 Gateway St.
• Up to 95 jobs created by Springfield Walmart Neighborhood Market
• Store open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week
Walmart will open the first Lane County Walmart Neighborhood Market on Wednesday, Sept. 18, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store, approximately one-fifth the size of a Walmart Supercenter, is located at 2730 Gateway St. just east of Interstate 5 and is open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., 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’re excited to welcome a Walmart Neighborhood Market to the Gateway area,” said Springfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Egan. “Not only is Walmart bringing nearly 100 new jobs to the Springfield community and enhancing our vibrant Gateway retail center, it is meeting a crucial need by providing access to fresh, affordable and local groceries for a number of neighborhoods that have gone too long without access to a grocery store.”
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, self-serve deli and a bakery. The Springfield store is also tailored to the community, offering local favorites, including locally grown produce.
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.
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs up to 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 Cooper Osima began his Walmart career in 2004 as an hourly associate unloading trucks.
“We are excited to show our commitment to Springfield by helping customers save money and live better,” said Osima.
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Springfield community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Sept. 21. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Osima 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 Springfield 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/walmart4178. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.read more
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Another problem associated with the typical plastic bag is the use of non-renewable resources in manufacturing them such as crude oil, gas and coal. A car could drive about 36 feet on the amount of petroleum used to make a single small plastic bag.
The Warrenton City Commission has approved Walmart’s revised site design review plan after Tuesday night’s public hearing.
The new site design review plan addressed the three issues the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals used in remanding the Planning Commission’s decision to approve Walmart back to the city in November.
The three revisions included:
- accepting the city’s requirement of 67 bike stalls without a variance request for a lesser number;
- obtaining its state wetlands fill permit before resubmitting; and
- moving the loading dock to the East side of the building from its previous position visible from U.S. Highway 101.
For more details, see Wednesday’s Daily Astorian, including commissioner Dick Hellberg’s stern warning to the members of Clatsop Residents Against Walmart.
“This has gone on too long,” Hellberg said of those in opposition of the corporation.
SHERWOOD–The groundwork for planning this community’s future is coming before the planning commission tonight.
For more than a year, planning commission members, business owners and residents have been creating a vision and plan for Sherwood’s town center. The resulting products are a Sherwood Town Center plan and amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan.
These changes don’t include new rules or regulations on growth and development. Instead, the plan and amendments creates the guidelines and framework for such rules. They lay out a vision for a Sherwood as a more pedestrian-friendly community, bridging the divide between shopping centers along the highway and the quaint downtown.
Starting tomorrow there’s a new option for grocery shoppers in Oak Grove. A highly anticipated Walmart neighborhood market is set to open up at 7:30 tomorrow. It will be in the old G.I. Joe’s building. Wal-mart hired nearly 100 people to work in the store. You might be surprised to hear the role they played in getting everything ready.
“In 30 days we came in. The only thing here was paint, tile and the coolers. Everything else, all of our associates that we hired locally, have built this store from ground up.”
This Wal-mart is 6300 square feet. 99% of the items sold are grocery. Managers tell us they will have a wide selection of local, organic, and gluten-free products with a 100% price match.
Happening tomorrow, the grand opening of the Wal-mart Neighborhood Market in Oak Grove. The store is about 1/4 the size of a regular Wal-mart, providing shoppers convenient options for groceries and has a pharmacy, too. Employees will be busy stocking shelves and coolers with fresh produce as it comes in. The new store, they say, is not your traditional Walmart. “About 99% strictly grocery. We’ll have a little bit of GM items as far as totes, hardware, motor oil, that type of thing, but 63,000-plus square feet of just grocery store.”
Now that ribbon cutting starts at 7:30 tomorrow morning. The new store brings nearly 100 jobs to the area.
SHERWOOD–Voters here won’t get a novel say in regulating business after all.
Sherwood’s council voted to not refer ordinances, proposed from a special committee formed amid a Walmart backlash, to the fall ballot.
Laws regulating city notification during a hazardous spill and limiting camping and overnight parking are still under council consideration. The most contentious proposal–one limiting overnight retail hours–was dropped all together.
The special committee on business regulation was formed with the idea to loop in the entire city for contentious legislation. Many of these laws were initially proposed by residents opposed to an incoming Walmart. Committee members insisted their goal was not to target Walmart, but to broadly address quality of life in a growing Sherwood.
But it was still the council’s prerogative whether or not to send a laws produced by the committee to voters.
The vast majority of recent local ballot measures in Oregon relate to higher taxes, charter changes and bonds, as The Oregonian reported Monday.
Members of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce pushed councilors to drop these ordinances all together. They said the proposed laws addressed problems that don’t exist. Supporters of the laws pushed back that they wanted to be proactive, not reactive. They wanted to prevent noise and crime disturbances associated with future growth.
Walmart is looking to fill some 200 full and part-time positions for its new Portland store expected to open this fall. It’s open Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 5:00 pm. Applicants can apply online as well.
Want a job? Apply here.
A section on Walmart’s website says working at the retail giant “isn’t just a job; it’s a career.”
Here’s your chance.
Walmart is hiring for about 200 jobs at its new 90,000-square-foot store in North Portland’s Hayden Meadows shopping center. The store is slated to open this fall.
The company has opened a temporary hiring center at 700 N. Hayden Island Drive, Suite 180. The Bentonville, Ark., company is accepting applications from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Applicants can find out more here.
Oak Grove’s Walmart moved rapidly toward completion as dozens of new workers stocked shelves in preparation for a grand opening.
Walmart’s “neighborhood markets” are typically 42,000 square feet, but this approximately 63,000-square-foot store, at 15600 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., will include groceries, a deli, a large produce section and an assortment of general merchandise.
“With major construction complete, we are headed into the home stretch,” said store manager Troy Steele. “We are proud of our new store and look forward to welcoming members of the community to come visit us.”
Rex Putnam High School students plan to sing the national anthem at Oak Grove Walmart’s grand opening set for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, hosted by the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, with the Oregon City High School JROTC presenting the colors.
Regardless of the various positions taken by neighborhood groups regarding the store, Walmart leaders say they’ve felt a lot of support from the McLoughlin Area Business Alliance and other local groups. They plan to talk with Concord Elementary officials about concerns for the playground next door as soon as school is in session.
“We’ve been trying to get a pulse of what the community is feeling, and the businesses in the area are very supportive, and the people who are walking by are saying they’ve very impressed with the face-lift,” Steele said.
Managers note that the typical Walmart shopper already is looking for cheaper alternatives.
“They’ve looking for something different, and they’re generally pleased with what they see,” said Assistant Manager Wendell Pelham.
In response to concerns that Walmart’s newly raised parking lot gives a fortress-like appearance on McLoughlin, Walmart points out that Clackamas County approved the company’s building permit for the remodel of an old G.I. Joe’s site. Now the former outdoor store’s parking lot is planted with more than two dozen trees.
Almost 70 of the planned 95 full- and part-time employees have been hired, and several are military veterans. Steele says he’s “had a lot of luck finding people right here” in the Milwaukie area and estimates 75 percent of his employees live in the North Clackamas area.