NAVARRE — A Walmart Neighborhood Market has opened at 7360 Navarre Parkway.
The almost 50,000-square-foot store offers a variety of fresh produce and organic selections; a deli and bakery with fresh breads and other items; Grab-and-Go prepared meals; and a grocery department with name-brand products.
Customers also will find a pharmacy with a drive-through, health and beauty items, baby and pet supplies, and select household goods. For beachcombers, there’s a wide assortment of beer, alcohol, beachwear and souvenirs.
"This brings the convenience of a smaller format to complement the community’s existing Walmart Supercenter," a corporate media release states.
This store is a new prototype Neighborhood Market that exists in a limited number of communities. It features wider aisles, lower countertops in the deli and bakery for easy ordering, and single-serve donuts. A new Walmart fuel station is included.
"This is a new format for Navarre — one whose smaller footprint focuses on fresh produce and allows customers to get in and out quickly," store manager Rick Davis said.
The new store creates 95 full- and part-time jobs. Navarre’s military population has helped feed that pipeline, with several veterans and teenage children of local military families already hired.
Since 2013, Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment has guaranteed a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran.