PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the second time in a week, Walmart has announced a change in their hours around the country in order to help combat the spread of coronavirus.
Hours will be 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. giving their employees a chance to clean and sanitize as well as keep shelves stocked.
Another change that will begin on March 24 is every Tuesday starting an hour before the store’s opening, shoppers age 60 and older will have the opportunity to have the store to themselves.
“We know our older customers could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus and to better support them, Walmart is offering special shopping hours,” Walmart said on their website.
Walmart has also decided to temporarily close their auto care centers so those employees can be used in the efforts to keep the stores clean and shelves stocked.
For a full list of changes and hours, head to Walmart’s website.
Walmart last week opened a meatpacking plant in south Georgia that will cut, package and label its own brand of steaks and roasts to deliver to meat cases at 500 stores in the region. It is Walmart’s first meatpacking plant. Costco has also developed its own farm-to-store poultry production operation in Nebraska to control some of its chicken production.Although Walmart’s plant is a step toward a farm-to-shelf meat production, Walmart doesn’t actually operate the facility, nor does it own any cows or butcher the meat. An outside processor will operate the plant in Thomasville, Georgia, 20 miles from the Florida border and a little bigger than the size of a Walmart supercenter.
The plant’s opening is the latest move in top US retailers’ attempts to muscle into the food supply chain, an area traditionally dominated by food processors. Four companies control around 85% of the US cattle market, according to the Department of Agriculture. Walmart (WMT) buys its beef from Tyson (TSN) and Cargill, and it’s Tyson’s largest customer.”I think the broader implications are more big retailers exploring expanding into processing themselves versus buying the product from a current packer or processor,” said David Anderson, agricultural economist at Texas A&M University.
(CNN)A Walmart in Pennsylvania is facing a bedbug infestation after someone released the parasitic insects in a men’s changing room, state police said.A manager at the store in Edinboro found a closed pill bottle with live bugs crawling inside and reported it to authorities Thursday, police said in a release. The bottle was found inside a boy’s jacket which was for sale.
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NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.
The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.
The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop selling short-barrel and handgun ammunition after it runs out of its current inventory. It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from handguns and allowing it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.
“There are two suspects in custody and weapons have been recovered from the scene,” the Hobart Police Department wrote in a Facebook post.
The post also said the victim was in stable condition and was being rushed to a nearby hospital. It’s unclear whether the suspects knew the person who was shot.
Dow Jones futures turned higher Thursday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures. Futures plunged after Beijing vowed retaliation vs. the new Trump tariffs, escalating the China trade war just two days after President Trump offered a partial reprieve on new China tariffs. Stock futures turned higher after China urged the U.S. to “meet halfway” on trade along with strong Walmart (WMT) results. The stock market rally already is reeling from Wednesday’s inverted yield curve, raising recession fears.
Officers responded to a call of an active shooter at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, police Lt. Mike Lucas said.
But no shots were fired and no one was injured, police said.
“All we know is the fact that he walked in here heavily armed with body armor on, in military fatigues and caused a great amount of panic inside the store. So he certainly had the capability the potential to harm people,” Lt. Lucas said.
A bystander sustained gunshot wounds after an argument broke out between two patrons at a Walmart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.
The victim is a 42-year old father who was in line buying a lunchbox for one of his children. He received multiple gunshot wounds and was transferred to a local hospital where he is in stable condition, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.
The initial reason for the altercation is unknown.
Walmart sent Channel 11 the following statement:
“This type of obscene conduct is outrageous and we immediately disposed of the affected products and sanitized the area to ensure its cleanliness and safety for our customers. We’re working with the West Mifflin Police Department to find the responsible party and have them prosecuted.”
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