East Feliciana Parish residents will have a new place to shop beginning this spring. Construction has begun on the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Plank Road in Clinton.

The new business will feature a full-service grocery, pharmacy and select household merchandise.

Wal-Mart Supercenters average 179,000 square feet in size, while Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets average 38,000 square feet, according to a Wal-Mart news release.

“This traditional grocery store allows us to serve communities in new ways, providing affordable fresh food, generating jobs and bringing customers and economic activity to surrounding areas,” said Wal-Mart associate and assistant account executive Rachael Stanton.

Stanton said the majority of new associates will begin work in March to help prepare the store for its grand opening scheduled for April 1.

A hiring center is available inside the Zachary Wal-Mart Supercenter, 5801 Main St.

For hiring information, call the personnel department at (225) 654-0313.