Wal-Mart is providing $1.75 million in grants from its self-named foundation to three of the nation’s biggest civil rights organizations, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Urban League and United Negro College Fund.
According to a press release, a $500,000 grant will go to the United Negro College Fund to help 16 HBCUs gain financial stability to ensure the continued provision of higher education to black students. Grants of $1 million and $250,000 to the National Urban League and the NAACP respectively will go towards helping individuals secure and build successful careers through training and placement assistance and help businesses create more job opportunities.read more
Walmart is ahead of its self-imposed pace to convert to renewable energy and cut energy use, the company said as it held its annual Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting on Feb. 17.
The company set its energy efficiency goal to cut consumption by 20 percent by 2020. Through the third quarter of last year, the company reached 7.4 percent, more than double the 3 percent needed to be on track. That translates to annual savings of $250 million.
As one of the largest purchasers of American agricultural products, Walmart is proud to announce plans to open a new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mountain Shadows Shopping Plaza in Rohnert Park at the corner of Golf Course Drive and Country Club Drive. The new Neighborhood Market is anticipated to open this fall and will provide local residents with access to affordable products and convenient shopping in a smaller store layout.
The Neighborhood Market will offer a full grocery department including organic and natural selections. The store will feature prepared food options, fresh-baked bread, self-serve deli and bakery products, health and beauty aids, pet supplies and household goods.
The Angels Depot, a charity which provides meals for at risk seniors in North County, received a $100,000 grant from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation during a brief ceremony at the charity’s headquarters on Friday.
Debbie Sanchez, Walmart store manager presented a $100,000 check to the Angel Depot charity.
The Angels Depot delivers about 900 food packages, on the third week of the month, to “at risk” and impoverished seniors in North County. The 24 pound boxes contain 21 meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for seniors at risk of malnutrition.
Founder and Executive Director Susan Hall of Angels Depot said the seniors live on an average fixed income of $765.00 a month. The meal boxes are high in protein, fiber and moderate on sugar content and designed to help seniors who live with “food insecurity” survive between social security checks. Hall said the Depot has delivered over a million pounds of food since the founding of the charity in 2006.
More low-income seniors will have access to free meals thanks to a $100,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation to the Angel’s Depot senior food program, officials said Friday.
“It’s a godsend,” said Susan Hall, executive director of the Angel’s Depot. “There are over 130 people on my waiting list and some have been on the waiting list for a very long time.”
Since 2006, the Angel’s Depot has been distributing boxes of food to seniors in need. Inside the boxes are 21 meals, including breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The packages are delivered on the third week of the month and are designed make sure seniors have enough food to eat until their next Social Security check arrives, Hall said.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scheduled to open two new San Diego County locations of its small-format Walmart Neighborhood Market on Jan. 29, in Oceanside and Escondido.
The retailer said a 31,000-square-foot store is opening at 1046 Mission Ave. in Oceanside, with a 45,000-square-foot store at 1266 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. Each store employs approximately 65.
San Diego – Two new Walmart Neighborhood Markets are opening their doors in San Diego County Wednesday.
The stores will sell food, including organic items. They will also offer full service pharmacies. The markets are much smaller than typical Walmart stores and don’t carry other items like clothing, furniture and kitchen appliances.
The company says it has hired 130 employees at both stores. About half of them in Oceanside. Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood says the store will bring needed tax dollars to the city along with needed jobs.
“So I’m happy about that. Let’s face it jobs, money never hurt a city like ours,” said Woods.
Shoppers in Escondido and Oceanside lined up Wednesday morning to be among the first shoppers at two new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores.
The two stores opened simultaneously with ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. Walmart Neighborhood Markets, which are about a quarter of the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter, focus on selling grocery and offering shoppers convenience.
“I like Walmart and I’m glad it’s finally in this community,” said Lew Lawberg, who was among the first shoppers at the Oceanside store located on Mission Avenue just west of Interstate 5.
Two new Walmarts are open for business in San Diego Wednesday.
One Walmart neighborhood market opened in Oceanside, the other in Escondido. Both just had grand opening events on Wednesday morning.
The neighborhood markets primarily sell fresh groceries, household goods and have full-service pharmacies. When you walk in, it feels more like a grocery store compared to the traditional Walmart stores. They don’t carry furniture, clothing or appliances.
In tough times, Walmart is getting smaller.
Instead of making bigger and bigger superstores, the world’s largest retailer is turning to grocery stores. In San Diego county, two Walmart Neighborhood Markets opened in Oceanside and Escondido, doubling the number of these stores in the county. There are two more in the pipeline as well.
San Diego State marketing professor Michael Belch says Walmart expanding its grocery stores is good for consumers.