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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:17 PM

Wal-Mart Is Ending Overnight Hours at Some Stores


(Bloomberg) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will start closing some of its 24-hour supercenters for at least a few hours each night, aiming to use the time to better stock shelves and organize stores for the peak shopping rush.

The move will affect about 40 stores, including those in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Maryland, beginning next week, said spokesman Brian Nick. About two dozen 24-hour locations already had their hours reduced this spring, and more stores are slated to go through the process later, he said.

The change is a sign of retreat for a company that helped bring convenience and all-hours shopping to many parts of America. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon is taking the step as part of his drive to improve the shopping experience at Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores, where customers have complained about empty shelves, long checkout lines and poor-quality produce. McMillon has already raised starting wages and cut a layer of management in stores to try to improve the situation.

“Based on a recent review of our customers’ shopping patterns, we have made the decision to adjust hours at some of our stores,” Nick said. “This is the kind of decision we make on a store-by-store basis and will allow us the ability to reallocate resources to serve our customers during peak shopping hours.” ................(more)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-22/wal-mart-ends-overnight-hours-at-some-stores-as-part-of-revamp





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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:55 PM

1. Goodness

WalMart is figuring out how retail works?

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Wed Jul 22, 2015, 09:49 PM

2. It's a dangerous place at night there

 

They stack those pallets up so incredibly high, I'm surprised that no one has gotten hurt by one toppling over.

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