Bentonville welcomes a new Neighborhood Market

by The City Wire staff ( 5 views 

Walmart Stores Inc. and Bentonville officials have announced plans for a new Neighborhood Market expected to open this fall.

A formal announcement will be made at a press conference Monday, Feb. 25  at 2 p.m. near the site planned for the market – Northwest Corner of I Street and Regional Airport Boulevard (Highway 12).

The 40,000-square-foot grocery store is expected to bring 65 new jobs and affordable shopping options to south Bentonville, according to the press release.

Wal-Mart said Thursday (Feb. 21) the company  plans to add 100 smaller format stores this fiscal year along with 129 supercenter units which includes: new, expansion, relocations and conversions for a total of 16 million additional square feet of retail space.