What's In Store

Walmart Neighborhood Market to open July 8 in east Charlotte

Walmart has set a July 8 opening date for its newest Neighborhood Market in east Charlotte.

The store at 8800 E. W.T. Harris Blvd. will officially open after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. that day. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Our store is here to offer a convenient shopping location to our community without sacrificing a varied product selection,” store manager Jason Brown said in a statement.

The store, which will employ about 95 people, offers fresh groceries, meats, frozen goods and a pharmacy. Customers can shop for additional items like toys and home decor on Walmart’s website and have their items shipped for free to the new Neighborhood Market.

The Neighborhood Market is Walmart’s answer to a traditional grocery store. The new supermarket is 42,000 square feet, about the size of a standard Harris Teeter. Walmart is the biggest grocer in the Charlotte area by market share, right above Harris Teeter, according to sales-tracking firm Chain Store Guide.

Walmart has been expanding aggressively in Charlotte recently with the Neighborhood Market concept. Six new stores operated in the Charlotte metro area last year, up from two the year before.

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