Walmart coming to Oildale, will be in grocery store format

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Oildale will soon be getting a new Walmart, and it will be in the new grocery store format.

The format is called Walmart Neighborhood Market. The store will be approximately 41,000 square feet and will be located on Day Avenue at Chester Avenue.

It will feature a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, meats and dairy products, frozen foods, dry goods, deli foods, bakery items, household supplies, health and wellness products, and a pharmacy. 

A temporary hiring center for the Bakersfield Neighborhood Market is anticipated to open this summer near the store and they plan to hire approximately 65 people for a variety of positions.

Officials with Walmart say the store will open by the end of the year.

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