Walmart’s new grocery store format opened its latest location in Clovis Wednesday. The Walmart Neighborhood Market is at Fowler and Shaw avenues. It’s not the first (the one at Willow and Herndon has been open a few months). But they’re still new to a lot of people and we’re probably going to see more of these stores (including one slated for the old Cedar Lanes spot in Fresno) so I figured I’d take a little tour. Here’s what you need to know:
- The most important thing: It’s a grocery store, not a regular Walmart. There are no electronics and no clothing, despite the fact that people come in every day looking for those things. This one is about one-third the size of a Walmart Supercenter. It’s in a former Albertsons.
- You can find just about every food you find in a regular grocery store, including organic produce, fresh-baked bread, pet supplies, household goods, cosmetics. It also has a pharmacy.
- It has both self check-out and regular check-out stands. Six of each.
- It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Check out the little boxes at left. Those are in the cosmetics section and hook onto your cart, apparently so you don’t squish your blush brush. (Or so little Billy doesn’t grab your nail polish and launch it across the store?)
So, what do you think, blog readers? Will you shop at a Walmart Neighborhood Market?