From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart stores are reducing hours effective Sunday, March 15.
The 24-hour locations will now only be open from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., according to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dacona Smith.
“I could not be prouder of our associates and what they continue to accomplish for our customers,” Smith said in a letter. “I don’t think any of us have been through an experience like this, and we continue to be amazed at what our people, whether in the stores or in the supply chain, are doing to make sure customers have what they need.”
Walmart said the change will help support store associates and help them better serve customers. Neighborhood Markets will also only be open from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. until further notice.
“This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” Smith explained. “Stores currently operating under more reduced hours (for example they regularly close at 10 p.m. or open at 7 a.m.) will keep their current hours of operation.”
Associates will continue to work their regularly scheduled hours.