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Walmart cuts hours at 24-hour stores
and other locations nationwide
starting Sunday due to coronavirus

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 3/15/2020 4:42:27 AM

 Walmart is cutting store hours starting Sunday at its locations across the U.S. due to COVID-19. Stores normally open 24 hours will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice, the company said late Saturday. Other stores, which are typically open until midnight, will also have reduced hours. "This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing," Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Walmart U.S., wrote in a blog post.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/15/2020 4:47:59 AM (No. 346731)
They should keep those hours. In the local store, at night all the doors are shut but one because crime is so bad. I was there today and more employees were goofing off than stocking. Seldom go to Walmart. Not worth it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 3/15/2020 7:19:51 AM (No. 346766)
I was at our local Wally's last night. The shelves were completely decimated!! Entire aisles of shelves were completely empty. It wasn't this bad the last time a hurricane rumbled through!! Tissues, gone. Cleaning supplies, gone. Bread, peanut butter and jelly? Gone. I managed to snag the last package of hotdogs, the last packages of ham and turkey lunch meat, the last yogurts, and some of the last canned veggies in the store. I needed bath soap. The aisle was empty. Canned soups and pasta sauces were gone as well, but since I make both from scratch, I was able to find my ingredients. And the eggs were history as well. At one point, I found myself briefly joining the hysteria until reason returned and I was able to put back the things I didn't need. No one is killing cattle and chickens outright because of Wuhan Virus. There will be beef available when I need it again. The stores will restock and life will go on as before. QUIT PANICKING, FOR PITY'S SAKE!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: edgar 3/15/2020 7:58:48 AM (No. 346793)
Went to Walmart Saturday at 9 AM for yard supplies and observed that is was not too crowded. I mentioned that to the cashier and she said that was because all of their food and flu medicines were gone. She said they stopped trying to put product on shelves because people wiped out the carts before the clerks could get them to the shelves. It is like Black Friday out there. But, I feel much better with DJT is in the White House and not the Obama Admin or one of those wacky dem president candidates.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: coyote 3/15/2020 8:38:03 AM (No. 346830)
It's not the bug that worries me, it's the panic.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: judy 3/15/2020 8:53:58 AM (No. 346859)
My guess they need to restock their stores & employees can't do it during normal working hours, due to the crowds wanting toilet paper.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kate318 3/15/2020 10:13:59 AM (No. 346957)
This is exactly what the stores in the Soviet Union looked like, when I visited in 1989.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 3/15/2020 10:54:40 AM (No. 346996)
Half the shelves were empty long before this happened. So this just gives them more time to not stock their shelves. It's getting so you can't find any name brand groceries there. Plenty of crappy Great Value items though.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: AltaD 3/15/2020 11:35:26 AM (No. 347036)
Some grocery stores in our area that are usually open 24-hour are doing the same thing, closing overnight to restock the shelves and to clean carts and shopping baskets.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 3/15/2020 12:02:03 PM (No. 347062)
I ordered a big pack of TP from Walmart because Costco was out. To be delivered Monday. Not hoarding. Just about out.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/15/2020 12:35:27 PM (No. 347103)
Went to Costco this morning, about an hour after it opened. No crowds, well, less than the usual Sunday. Everything was stocked. Lots of TP, eggs, milk. No free samples, of course. But they have abbreviated hours. They opened at 10. They'll close today at 6. The area Krogers will be shortening the hours. They have all the supplies and just need time to stock them. Not surprising since our American locust population was probably buying a week's worth of food/supplies in one day. The standard amount of daily stocking wouldn't do. I think retail sales for these companies will be thru the roof in March. You watch.
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