Wal-Mart stores opening Wednesday in Biloxi, D’Iberville


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.

Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/10/30/5884726/wal-mart-stores-opening-wednesday.html#storylink=cpy


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