Walmart, in an attempt to bring in more revenue, is in process of opening 600 neighborhood markets in various cities around the country. The Ocala store, south on Highway 200, held its grand opening a few days ago.
This neighborhood market is substantially smaller than the other three Walmart stores in Ocala. Ocala's neighborhood market is about 42,000 square feet. It operates in much the same way as our traditional supermarkets. Although it showcases a wide array of products, it focuses on food and sundries and therefore does not offer very much in the way of hardware, automotive supplies, sporting goods, home goods, etc.
Additionally, it's reported the neighborhood markets will have better prices than their giant-sized stores and after a brief shopping spree at the Ocala store, we can say that was true to our experience.
I could mention that not all the shelves were stocked and that more checkout clerks are needed, but they've just opened and are still in process of getting things right. We'll check back later when the store has been up and running for awhile.
Following Walmart tradition, the neighborhood market does have a gas station in front, which many customers will find helpful.