Wal-Mart to Open Grocery Store in Carmichael

Chain will open Neighborhood Market at Manzanita and Madison.

Wal-Mart will open a Neighborhood Market grocery store in Carmichael, company officials have confirmed.

The store will be at Madison and Manzanita avenues and open this fall, officials said.

Walmart is hiring about 80 permanent associates. A temporary hiring center has been set up for the new store at 5777 Madison Ave., Suite 121 in Carmichael.   

The hiring center will continue accepting applications from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a news release. Interested applicants can also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.

“We are excited to add this Walmart Neighborhood Market to Carmichael and bring good jobs with career opportunities to the area,” store manager Carl Porter said in a released statement.

The store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates, Porter said. Associates are needed to work in all areas of the new store, including supervisory positions. 

What do you think about Wal-Mart opening a grocery store in Carmichael? Tell us in a comment below.


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biomouse August 08, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Absolutely depressing to see more and more big box score junk take over :(
Roberta Hubbard August 08, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Glad to h ave one closer to home. :)
Pbrink August 08, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I like buying my grocery items from Walmart because it is WAY cheaper then Safeway/Bel Air, so am glad to see they will be making just a grocery store in our area.
Andrew Gayner August 08, 2012 at 09:23 PM
More jobs are always a good thing. Losing the Mom and Pop stores will be devastating!!!! Hope Carmichael has a plan for us local entrepreneurs...
pocketmom August 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM
There goes the neighborhood and what a case of misleading advertising, "a grocery store" and with Walmart buying power small businesses in the area will be forced to close or move to another area. I like having numerous choices for shopping and I try to share my dollars with local shop owners who are already struggling with the economic climate. WalMart should have to contribute to the local parks, schools and after school activities for children, ie; the pool at Carmichael in bad need of a face lift to reopen and give kids another option for channeling energy. WalMart philosophy is to open as many stores as possible even where one is certainly not needed, like the new one planned at the Gores location across from Trader Joes at Fulton and that is pure unmitigated greed in my book. Once our choice is narrowed to one the sky will be the limit for everything from tennis shoes to a gallon of milk. I will not shop at any WalMart and will continue to patronize those shop owers who have been established here for decades.
Carly Davis August 08, 2012 at 11:44 PM
If they have enough regular stuff, I won't have to drive to the big WalMart on Hazel. BelAir is nice, but I can't afford their prices anymore.
Sandra August 09, 2012 at 03:25 AM
I never shop at Walmart - I like to support small local business. Sandra
Merlie Trinidad August 09, 2012 at 05:54 AM
I want Winco!
Deana Scott August 09, 2012 at 01:26 PM
First of all there are NO SMALL GROCERY stores in Carmichael, so they will NOT be taking anything away from an independent. I am forced to shop at either BelAir, Safeway or Safemart. I say forced, because as a disabled person, l dont get around that well and that's all we have here. I go to Winco when I have someone to go with me. I would have rather seen put a Winco too, but I will take the Walmart. At that location, there are no small shops for them to take anything from. Target down the street may feel it, but then again who cares about their bottom doller either. It comes down to this, if l can shop at smalll shops and get a decent price I will, but when my dollars are strecthed to the max, then I have to stretch them the best l can. Also, small stores DO NOT provide any shopper access for disabled people so we have no other choices but the big stores.
Tiffany August 09, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I have mixed emotions about Walmart. But I do like pocketmom's idea about Walmart helping fix the Carmichael pool. I bet if they do something great for the community, it will make for a more positive response. Hey pocketmom, I would be willing to work with you on a plan for getting in touch with the powers that be at Walmart and see if there is money available. I'm sure Walmart has some sort of program to help communities. Email me tonyandtiff@yahoo.com
Bill Schlack August 09, 2012 at 06:12 PM
What are some of the specific stores (esp but not limited to local or regional) people would like to keep and/or get more of in greater Carmichael?
Maggie August 10, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I am so bummed that a Walmart is going in to my neighborhood. Ugh. There is already a Walmart up the way at Hazel and Madison, and another on Auburn between Dewey and San Juan - WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER ONE? I wish we could get some healthy options into that strip mall! And, sadly, I agree about Bel Air and their ridiculous pricing - we have shopped there for over 15 years, and it is not even an option anymore. I drive all the way to Roseville for Sunflower, or all the way to Arden for Whole Foods, or all the way downtown for Sac Food Coop. We need healthy food options - restaurant AND grocery - in Carmichael - please!
Kelley Downer August 10, 2012 at 06:57 PM
One more reason to move out of Carmichael. This area is ghetto enough now, have been here my whole life, and so sick over how bad it is now. Maybe I'll move out to the south area since the south area is now here. Not looking for popularity, don't care if you don't like my comment, but if you were raised in Carmichael, you get it!
biomouse August 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I agree with Maggie, I have to drive all way to Whole Foods or The Sac Co-Op for healthy options and I'm tired of seeing more corporate greed monkeys who are going to stuff garbage down the average Americans throat because it's "cheaper." In the long run, processed, GMO, junk isn't cheaper-it will cost you your health. Walmart is not interested in providing good paying jobs or good treatment of its employees, and is only interested in selling the American public more trash that it doesn't need. Makes me consider moving.
Tiffany August 11, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I agree Carmichael does need a serious facelift and a police department
Kimberly Sohma August 17, 2012 at 05:46 PM
From the perspective of someone who has to carry heavy groceries home for lack of car, a nearby market is a relief. This store is seriously the only one in the area, so no competition with local markets.
Heidi October 29, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Personally I am excited. I am not a grocery snob and find the same items for way less at Walmart than at the other major grocery stores. Welcome to the neighborhood and way to go for creating new jobs!!
Romanian Conservative October 31, 2012 at 02:58 PM
God bless WalMart I'm very excited its moving in the neighborhood. Safeway and Raleys is much to expensive due to democrat propelled unions...FAILURE. And all you tree huggers and liberals deal with it. If you think eating grass and "organic" will make you live longer have at it but don't try and dictate and control what people want to eat.
Adam October 31, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Go WALMART!!! I think that big boxes are the way to go. I wish they could open a supercenter on every corner. I've never been to walmart, I usually go to raleys, trader joes and the farmers market... but seriously-- we have to many small stores. We need more big boxes. Also, I hope they close down that farmers market too .. Walmart has veggies right? Why do we need a farmers market? Trader Joes is to small too... I like that its a chain, but I wish I could buy an xbox, a shovel AND my milk and cookies there. I mean... it dosn't even have an automotive department!! How can I get new breaks when I shop??? More wal marts the better!
Adam October 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
God bless Walmart? What does that mean? I really don't know what that means. Are you saying God is American or something? Or... you are telling god who is omnipotent and outside of time and space to do something to or for Walmart? I'm seriously confused and I didn't even get past the first three words of your post.


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