Walmart Neighborhood Market planned for Winston-Salem

February 27, 2014 by  

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is opening grocery stores throughout North Carolina, including one in Winston-Salem.

The retail giant has announced it will open two Walmart Neighborhood Market stores in the area known as the Triad, which comprises the cities of High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. Walmart already has six of these smaller stores open in North Carolina, which are in Greensboro, Charlotte, High Point, Morrisville and Cary (where there are two locations). It is now building seven more, including one in Kernersville and the one in Winston-Salem.

Bill Wertz, a spokesman for Walmart, said the company’s smaller stores are proving to be very popular, and can be fitted into existing shopping malls without difficulty. The neighborhood markets have a footprint of about 40,000 square feet, which is approximately one-fifth the size of a typical Supercenter, and usually carry groceries, offer household goods, and have a pharmacy on site.

In addition, Walmart is looking for Triad locations in which it can build Walmart Express stores. These are even smaller facilities, averaging between 12,000 and 15,000 square feet. The corporation has 15 of these Express sites open now in North Carolina, including locations in Midway, Yanceyville, and Liberty.

Walmart might consider working with a banner printing company to create colorful flags to decorate the stores as they open in the new locations.