PROVO — Construction on a Walmart Neighborhood Market will begin this fall on University Parkway and 550 West in Provo (vacant Fresh Market location).
“A Walmart Neighborhood Market in Provo can be part of the solution for residents who want more convenient access to fresh, affordable food or more job opportunities close to home,” said Rachel Wall, Walmart Sr. Manager of Communications. “The approximately 41,000-square-foot store will revitalize the space and the store will employ approximately 65 people, a mix of full- and part-time positions. We anticipate opening summer 2014.”
Walmart Corporations hopes to begin constructing the Provo store in in November.
The Provo Walmart Neighborhood Market is about a fourth of the size of a Walmart Supercenter and will include groceries, health and beauty products, pharmacy, self-service digital-photo processing center and more. There won’t be any departments such as technology or apparel.
“Walmart Neighborhood Market is a small format Walmart store that focuses on groceries and pharmacy products,” Wall said. “It is meant to offer our customers a convenient neighborhood store.”
About three months before the Provo Walmart Neighborhood Market opens, Walmart Corporations will set up a hiring center.
“We’ll make the jobs convenient for the community by opening a hiring center near the planned store,” Wall said.
Currently, the nearest Walmart to Provo is in Orem, and the nearest Walmart Neighborhood Market is in Draper.