Walmart Grocery Is Open For Business

The model store is the second to open in Orange County. Hundreds show up for ribbon cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita.

The Walmart Neighborhood Grocery is officially open for business. The second store in California opened Wednesday in front of hundreds who watched, cheered and then purchased.

Occupying the former storefront of Circuit City in the Lowe's shopping center—a good stone's throw from Big Lots! which opened a little more than a year ago—Walmart hired 65 employees, many of them local and the majority of them fulltime.

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The first store opened recently in Huntington Beach as a .

Mayor Tony Beall said he thinks the arrival of the Walmart grocery will be good for business in the center, and drive competition at other markets that will benefit the consumer.

Check out the video for more of his comments and the opening.

J.P. August 09, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Nice video. We visited the store yesterday (along with what appeared to be almost my entire neighborhood). Everyone was so excited. The store was clean and beautiful and the prices were fantastic. I think this grocery store will do well and benefit our community for years to come.
Gary August 09, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I will refuse to be a Walmart patron. I have yet to get over Walmart's claims for many-many years of "Made in America" when in fact the vast majority of the items sold by Walmart were manufactured in 3rd world country by slave labor. In my opinion, this is a clear demonstration of Walmart's poor business ethics, ethics which I believe have remained unchanged. And as a conscious consumer, I refuse to support a business who out-right lies to patrons in an effort to line their pockets with greater profits.
Marilyn Nowak August 26, 2012 at 02:58 PM
We don't need a WalMart grocery. We need Mothers or Whole Foods.


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