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|Type||Subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.|
|Number of locations||199|
|Products||Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor|
|Revenue||$4.8 billion USD (2007)|
Walmart Neighborhood Market is a chain of grocery stores launched by Walmart in 1998. These stores are designed to be the opposite of vastly larger superstores. These smaller stores are meant to "woo shoppers with easier parking, less crowded aisles and quicker checkout." Walmart Market stores offer a variety of products including a full line of groceries.
Introduced in 1998 as Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Walmart Markets range around 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2), which is a quarter of the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter in the United States. However, in many countries, stores of this scale would be classified as superstores or "compact hypermarkets." Walmart Markets employ 80–100 employees and offer about 28,000 items.
United States 
Walmart Market 
As of 2008, the Walmart Neighborhood Market chain has expanded into many smaller Southern markets in the United States. Some of these stores are located relatively close to existing Walmart Supercenter stores; such examples include Newport News, Virginia; Center Point, Alabama; Mandeville, Louisiana; Homewood, Alabama; Sherwood, Arkansas; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Southaven/Horn Lake, Mississippi; Kenner, Louisiana; Plano, Texas and Norfolk, Virginia. Aggressive expansion of this division is planned in the next five years. They have built 5 stores in Wichita, Kansas. A new Hispanic oriented Walmart Neighborhood Market was opened in Hialeah, Florida in early 2012 replacing a closed Circuit City location. There are also some stores set to open in Wisconsin, and Beaverton, Oregon replacing a recently closed Ashley Furniture HomeStore. Another store is set to open late June 2012 in Bellevue, Washington in an old Kmart space. The first neighborhood market opened in Wisconsin in West Allis, Wisconsin in 2012. It is the first to open in southeastern Wisconsin. A new store in Bellevue, NE and Omaha, NE is set to open March 1, 2013. Additionally, a location has been announced for Levittown, NY in the former location of a Waldbaums® supermarket in Levittown Mews. Opening of this location is expected in July of 2013.
Also, a new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened January 30, 2013 in Newport News, Virginia, just a short distance away from a brand new Super Center Walmart, which will open two days later in the city. This Walmart Market will be the second Market store in the Commonwealth and is the only Walmart store in the region with a drive-thru Pharmacy. Also, a new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened March 1, 2013 in Altadena, California, despite opposition from small businesses along the Lincoln Avenue corridor as well as international grocer Super King Market because it will hurt many small businesses and it is the first Walmart (store or neighborhood market) serving the Pasadena, California area. Plus Walmart recently announced that in late fall 2013, the first Neighborhood Market in the Palm Springs, California area will open in a 45,000-square-foot building formerly owned for 21 years by Toys R Us.
Greer, South Carolina will have the latest market, opening in 2013 and currently under construction. According to The Oakland Tribune, several Walmart neighborhood markets have opened in the San Jose, California market, including a 38,000-square-foot store at Westgate Mall in the southwest section of the city which opened in October 2012, and in January 2013, a 41,000 square foot store opened in the city's Evergreen district just off Aborn Road.
Walmart opened "Supermercado de Walmart" locations to appeal to Hispanic communities in the United States. These stores are similar to Walmart Markets. The first one, a 39,000 square feet (3,600 m2) store in the Spring Branch area of Houston, opened on Wednesday April 29, 2009. The store was a conversion of an existing Walmart Market.
Puerto Rico 
In July 2004, Walmart acquired Amigo Supermarkets in Puerto Rico. They are very similar to Walmart Neighborhood Markets, but the name is Amigo. The employees at Amigo Supermarkets wear Walmart ID tags.
In 2005, the concept rolled into Canada. Walmart opened three stores in 2006 (one in London, Ontario, and two in the Greater Toronto area), but the number could increase in the future. In Canada, Walmart Markets are connected to regular Walmarts to form Walmart Supercentres. There are now over 30 Supercentres in Canada with plans for over 100.
In 1997, Walmart entered Argentina with one Supercenter in Avellaneda (Greater Buenos Aires). After slow growth during the following decade, a new store format was developed inspired by the neighborhood Market stores. The new stores were branded Chango Mas. Expansion followed rapidly and other smaller formats spun off this concept. As of June 2011, the store count for Chango Mas and sister stores is as follows:
- Changomas 27
- Changomas Express 7
- Mi Changomas 5
There are currently 28 Supercenters in Argentina.
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