What is a Walmart Neighborhood Market? (and How’s It Different Than a Regular Walmart?)

Updated November 17, 2023 by Kyle James
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Walmart is known for providing a huge variety of discounted items to customers. Walmart Supercenter stores, though popular, are sometimes few and far between, especially in cities or more urban locations. However, Walmart in recent years has introduced its Walmart Neighborhood Market stores which are essentially just like Walmart, but on a smaller scale. In this article, you’ll learn more about Walmart Neighborhood Market stores and how they’re different than regular Walmart stores.

What is a Walmart Neighborhood Market? (and How's It Different Than a Regular Walmart?)

What Exactly Is a Walmart Neighborhood Market?

Walmart Neighborhood Markets are smaller-sized Walmart stores that give the same low prices as a traditional Walmart, just with a smaller store size.

Neighborhood Markets are more convenient and accessible and tend to have more local items, better service, and some healthier food options.

Think of them more inline with the size of a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.

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Where Do They Tend to Be Located?

Due to the smaller size of Walmart Neighborhood Markets, they are often located in more urban areas.

Meanwhile, regular-sized Walmart stores are located in more rural or suburban areas.

Are Neighborhood Markets Smaller Than Regular Walmart?


Walmart Neighborhood Markets are smaller than regular-sized Walmart locations

In fact, Walmart Neighborhood Markets are about one-fifth the size of a regular Walmart.

Is a Neighborhood Market More Expensive?


Generally speaking, Walmart Neighborhood Market stores are more expensive than regular Walmart stores.

This is because the Neighborhood Market stores are in a sense more specialized and you’re paying for convenience in an urban area, rather than at a Walmart Supercenter store.

Do They Have a Pharmacy?


Walmart Neighborhood Market stores do have full-service pharmacies.

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Do They Have a Photo Center?


Walmart Neighborhood Market stores do not have photo centers.

Therefore, you can only expect to find photo centers at regular Walmart stores.

What Products Do They Sell?

Even though Walmart Neighborhood Market stores are significantly smaller than regular Walmart store locations, they still sell an extensive list of products.

Here are products you can find at Walmart Neighborhood Market stores:

– Fresh produce

– Packaged foods

– Dry foods

– Canned goods

– Dairy and eggs

– Meat

– Fish

– Medications

– Alcohol

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What Products Don’t They Sell?

Although the Walmart Neighborhood Market stores still offer a wide variety of items.

It’s worth noting that they inevitably don’t sell as many items as the Walmart Supercenter stores.

Here are some items Walmart Neighborhood Market stores don’t sell:

– Electronics

– Clothing

– Appliances

– Furniture

– Auto Parts

Do They Sell Alcohol?


Walmart Neighborhood Market stores sell alcohol, given it is in a state that permits it.

What is Their Return Policy?

You have 14 days to return electronics and luxury items at Walmart Neighborhood Market stores.

Also, it’s worth noting that you CAN return stuff from a Walmart to a Neighborhood Market and vice versa.

Electronics include the following:

– Computers

– Computer and video game hardware

– Printers (excluding 3D printers)

– Camcorders

– Digital cameras

– GPS units

– Digital music players

– Tablets/e-Readers

– Portable video players

– Drones

– Pre-paid and post-paid cell phones

And, luxury items include the following:

– New and preowned apparel above $300

– Fine art

– Loose gems & gemstones

– Jewelry & watches above $300

– Collectibles (e.g., coins, stamps)

– Memorabilia

For all other items, you have 30 days to return them.

When it comes to whether you can return Walmart Neighborhood Market store items to a regular Walmart (and vice versa), the answer is: yes and no.

As long as the store sells that item at its location, then you CAN make a return.

However, if it doesn’t, you may be asked to return it to the other store.

For example, if you bought something at a regular Walmart Supercenter store and try to return it at a Walmart Neighborhood Market store, they will only accept the return as long they sell the product at the Neighborhood Market store too.

Otherwise, you’ll probably be asked to return it to a Supercenter location.

Ask the Reader: Do you shop regularly at a Walmart Neighborhood Market? Do you like it more or less than a regular Walmart location?

By Kyle James


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