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Published 3/18/2020
8:35pm

Walmart Stores Will Now Close at 8:30pm

Walmart Announces Special Senior Shopping Hour, More Time for Staff to Restock and Sanitize

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Walmart announced on Wednesday March 18th that it will now open its U.S. stores at 7am and close at 8:30pm in order to provide staff more time to restock as well as to clean and sanitize stores.

Walmart also announced a special hour designated exclusively for its senior shoppers.  The store will open on Tuesdays at 6am from March 24th through April 28th for those 60 and older.  Walmart's pharmacies and vision centers will be open during this time as well.

Read the full release from Walmart here.

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3/15/2020 Update

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