The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge is opening Wednesday, July 16 at 240 Slack Street. This hybrid store will offer traditional grocery products, but also feature a million additional items that can be ordered online and picked up at the Pea Ridge location, often as quickly as the same day.
The new Pea Ridge store is part of Wal-Mart’s plan to open an additional 270 to 300 small-format locations this year. Centerton, Rogers, Springdale, Farmington and Bentonville have all recently opened or will soon open new Neighborhood Market stores.
“Walmart is excited to be a part of Pea Ridge just in time for summer cook-outs,” said store manager Scott McMillan. “We have everything you need for your picnics and cookouts, whether you want to pick-up burgers to grill at home or grab some ready-to-eat ribs.”
The new store employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates. McMillan began his Walmart career in 2005 as an assistant manager trainee.
“It is good to see our community become home to a new Walmart Neighborhood Market,” said Pea Ridge Mayor Jackie Crabtree. “The store brings additional job opportunities for our community in addition to added convenience. This is not only a benefit to Pea Ridge and its citizens but the surrounding community as well.”
The grand-opening celebration will feature presentations of $6,000 in grants from Wal-Mart to local community groups, including Arkansas Dragons, Beta Alpha Chapter of Epsilon and Sigma Alpha International, City of Pea Ridge Parks Department, Pea Ridge Area Ministerial Alliance, Pea Ridge Bright Futures, Pea Ridge Community Focus Foundation, Pea Ridge Fire Department, Pea Ridge Police Department and Episcopal Church of Pea Ridge.