Photo courtesy Walmart.
Photo courtesy Walmart.

A Walmart Supercenter will open in Compton in 2016 at the site of the former Sears store on Long Beach Boulevard and Orchard Avenue.

Groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats and dairy products, deli and bakery goods, will be sold at the approximately 133,000-square foot store, the company announced Thursday at a town hall meeting.

The store will also offer general merchandise, including home furnishings, household items, apparel, electronics, sporting goods and toys. The store will also include a full-service pharmacy and access to Walmart’s $4 generic prescription program.

A hiring center to fill the mix of 300 full- and part-time jobs is expected to open in late 2015.

Walmart pledged to meet with local suppliers to determine how it can purchase more products from them, said Javier Angulo, Walmart director of public affairs.

Walmart spent more than $55 million for merchandise and services from Compton suppliers in the 2013 fiscal year, Angulo said.

— City News Service

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