Walmart says it opened a “new and unique” Neighborhood Market in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Wednesday.
The 46,000-s.f. store at 1705 South Kings Highway is a prototype for the retail giant that has been rolled out in only a handful of markets nationwide. With updated signage, polished granite floors, lower counter tops in the deli and bakery for easier ordering, wider aisles and made-to-order pizza, the store is different from many other Walmart Neighborhood Market units, according to the retailer.
The store offers an assortment of fresh, local and organic produce, meat, pantry staples and a full line of groceries. In addition to organics and gluten-free products, customers can find a full-service deli and in-store bakery offering personalized cakes and fresh baked breads. The bakery also offers a new made-to-order pizza oven; customers can pick out their pizza toppings and shop while their pizza cooks or take it home and cook in their own oven.
The Myrtle Beach unit includes a full pharmacy, fuel station and free store pickup service as well.
“We are proud to be a part of the Myrtle Beach community,” said store manager Sherrie Carlisle, who began her Walmart career 25 years ago as an hourly associate at a store in Shallotte, North Carolina. “We look forward to opening and providing area residents with Walmart’s everyday low prices.”
The Myrtle Beach Neighborhood Market will employ up to 95 associates for full- and part-time positions within the store and is open around the clock.