Walmart to open Neighborhood Market in Gastonia on Wednesday

Walmart Stores Inc. opens its newest Neighborhood Market in Gastonia on Wednesday.

The Bentonville, Arkansas retail giant said the new 41,000 square-foot store will generate about 95 part-time and full-time positions. It will offer a variety of food products, including fresh produce and a bakery, as well as pet supplies, beauty products, hardware and a pharmacy.

Walmart’s Neighborhood Market stores are about the size of a typical grocery store and about one-quarter of the size of a Walmart Supercenter. The biggest retailer in the country, Walmart is also the biggest grocer in the Charlotte area by retail sales, according to Chain Store Guide.

Located on New Hope Road across the street from Ashbrook High School, the market will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. until midnight.