The new Clinton Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market’s grand opening starts at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The store, 9181 Plank Road, will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

The store will provide Clinton residents with an assortment of merchandise including fresh produce and meats, frozen foods, groceries, fuel and a pharmacy.

Customers can shop additional items including toys, electronics and home decor on Walmart.com through Wal-Mart pickup, which will offer free shipping to the Clinton Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, a news release said.

The new store employs approximately 30 full-time and part-time associates. Store manager Shawn Roberts began his Wal-Mart career in 2010 as a cashier.

“The affordability and convenience the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market offers is going to be great for this community,” Roberts said.

Roberts said Wal-Mart is happy to be part of the Clinton community and is ready to celebrate with residents.

In addition to the grand opening, Roberts said there will be a welcome celebration event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. 

The welcome will include face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last, the store manager said.

The pharmacy will offer a full range of products and services and pharmacy team members to assist customers with product and prescription questions, Roberts said.

The store manager said Clinton residents can transfer prescriptions and order refills with the Wal-Mart mobile app for iPhone and Android.

The grand-opening celebration will include presentations of grants from Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation to local community groups.

 In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, the new store will further Wal-Mart’s pledge to fight hunger in America, said Wal-Mart associate Rachael Stanton.

“As part of Wal-Mart’s and the Wal-Mart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015, Wal-Mart stores in Louisiana donated approximately 12.9 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2014, or the equivalent of 10.7 million meals,” Stanton said.

“Additionally, Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation gave more than $24.1 million in fiscal year 2014 in Louisiana alone.”

For information on Wal-Mart’s fight against hunger, visit foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/hunger.