The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Lynnwood offers customers a full grocery selection, as well as a full service pharmacy and a variety of general merchandise. The store opened in late October, and employs approximately 90 Associates. This is the second Neighborhood Market in Washington State.
- Fresh produce at reasonable prices. Walmart is committed to ending food deserts in the communities it serves. WA residents would have access to fresh produce, at reasonable prices, to feed their families.
- Charitable partnerships In 2010, Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $11.9 million in cash and in‐kind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve in the state of Washington. Through additional funds donated by customers, and Walmart and Sam’s Club associates throughout the state, the retailer’s contribution in Washington totaled more than $12.9 million.
- Economic growth On the state level, Walmart employs nearly 18,000 Washington residents. In FYE 2011, Walmart spent $2.5 billion for merchandise and services with 743 suppliers in the state. As a result of Walmart’s relationship with these suppliers, Walmart supports 99,672 supplier jobs in Washington.
- Job opportunities The store created approximately 90 quality jobs for associates and additional temporary workers during the store’s construction. Walmart is committed to promoting from within, demonstrated by the fact that nationally, nearly 75 percent of the Walmart store management team started in hourly positions.