Walmart opening three new neighborhood markets, including one in Pearland

New small-format stores provide 285 jobs, local donations totaling $24,000.

New Pearland Walmart Neighborhood Market located at 12631 Broadway Street, grand opening ceremony on site begins Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m.

Three new Walmart Neighborhood Markets will open Wednesday, Jan. 21, following three exciting community celebrations and brief ribbon-cutting ceremonies at each store location in Atascocita, Cypress and Pearland. The three stores combined will provide up to 285 jobs and are a part of Walmart’s continued commitment to provide convenient and affordable fresh food and every day products to families in the greater Houston area.

“As Houston experiences economic success and population growth, Walmart continues to evaluate opportunities in the area to better serve our customers with easier access to affordable groceries and products. These three store openings will do just that – provide more Houstonians with a convenient neighborhood store,” said Walmart Vice President Regional General Manager of Small Format Stores in Southwest U.S., Randy Green.

The small-format Neighborhood Markets are one-fifth the size of an average supercenter, and are the perfect footprint for a quick trip to pick up everything from fresh produce, meals, frozen foods and groceries to medicine, toys and fuel.

“The fresh produce, organic selections and drive-through pharmacy will make quick shopping trips for busy families easier. We’re excited to welcome our new customers and proud to become a part of this community.” said Atascocita store manager Chris Chaffin.

New Store, New Jobs for Houston Area

The three stores combined employ a total of approximately 285 full- and part-time associates with endless opportunities. Nearly 75 percent of Walmart store management in Texas began their careers as hourly associates. For example, new Pearland Neighborhood Market store manager Christina Johnson-Wright began her Walmart career in 2001 as an hourly asset protection associate.

"Walmart is more than just a job for me, it’s a long-term career path. I’m proud to have worked my way up and thrilled to have the opportunity to open this brand new Pearland Neighborhood Market. We look forward to providing our customers with fast, friendly service and offering our associates a great place to build a career," said store manager Christina Johnson-Wright.

In addition to job growth, each store spurs economic activity and adds tax base for local municipalities. Last year, Walmart contributed $334.7 million in state and local taxes in Texas.