New Wal-Mart stores planned for Herriman, Riverton
2015 • New markets planned for Herriman, Riverton are about one-fourth the size of one of the retailer’s Superstores.
Published: May 15, 2014 11:07AM
Updated: May 15, 2014 04:35PM
Tribune file photo Walmart said it plans early next year to open two newUtah Neighborhood Market stores like this one in West Valley City. The stores will be in Herriman and Riverton.

Two new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets will open in early 2015 in the south Salt Lake Valley, the company said.

The new stores will be at 5600 W. 13400 South, Herriman; and at 1300 W. Highway 71, Riverton.

The smaller format Wal-Mart stores each will be about 42,000 square feet — about a fourth the size of a Wal-Mart Superstore — and will sell grocery items including fresh produce. The stores also will carry deli foods, bakery items and household supplies and will have full-service pharmacies.

Each will employ about 95 full- and part-time workers. Wal-Mart said it will open hiring centers near each new location later this year.

Herriman City welcomes the new store, Mayor Carmen Freeman said in a statement. “As a national chain, Wal-Mart has a proven track record of contributing to the community and providing affordable and needed services,”

The Arkansas-based company currently operates 300 Neighborhood Market stores nationwide, including six in Utah. The most recent Utah Neighborhood Market opened earlier this month in Provo.

Wal-Mart also operates 40 Supercenter stores and eight Sam’s Clubs in Utah.