The stores will open following ribbon cuttings at 7:30 a.m. with officials of each city.
Family celebrations are planned at both locations Nov. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. with face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last.
Jim Hasty is manager of the D’Iberville store at 10290 D’Iberville Road that will be open 24/7.
The Biloxi store at 2050 East Pass Road will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and store manager Angillette Williams said, “It will be a fast, convenient shopping option for our community during this busy time of the year.”
Neighborhood Markets are smaller than traditional Wal-Mart stores and have a pharmacy. The company said in a press release that the stores bring convenience, local fresh foods and up to 190 new jobs to the communities.
The grand-opening celebrations include presentations of grants from Wal-Mart to local community groups. The stores also participate in Wal-Mart’s campaign to end hunger. Wal-Mart stores in Mississippi donated 5.9 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2014.