The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives dramatically, forcing us to adjust to new situations like the minor such as washing your hands frequently and for more than 20 seconds, to the major such as working from home and online schooling.
Additionally, among the things that have changed because of COVID-19, it’s worth mentioning how grocery shopping looked very different this year. As you’ve seen in the title, one of the most trusted names in the industry is bringing back what customers have requested since Walmart changed its policy earlier in March because of COVID-19.
The first good news would be that Walmart will be extending its hours in mid-November, according to a post made on their account. The only scenario in which Walmart doesn’t extend its hours is if government regulations don’t allow them to do so.
“Starting November 14, Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice,” the company tweeted on Oct. 23. “This will give customers more time to shop and help us disperse traffic throughout the day. Stores with more reduced hours will keep current hours of operation.”
At the moment, Walmart is open from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. Walmart has also mentioned that they will include a special hour for people over 60 and older to shop, considering they’re more vulnerable to COVID-19. This special hour will be held before the store opens, and they will have full aces to pharmacies and vision centers as well.
Also, Walmart will continue to introduce health and safety measures for its customers, such as health screenings, social distancing, plastic barriers at the registers, and face masks will be mandatory in-store.
Read on if you’re curious to find out what Walmart will bring back! Make sure to also read 7 Ways Walmart Will Be Different After Coronavirus.
Did you know that Walmart sued the U.S. government?
Soon after the Purdue Pharma, the creator of powerful painkiller Oxycontin pled guilty to three federal crimes for the role he played in the making of the nation’s opioid crisis in October.
Additionally, Walmart Inc. sued the U.S. government and asked for more clear legal parameters regarding the obligation of pharmacists to refuse to accept a potentially dangerous prescription.
Do you love shopping at Walmart? Click here to discover the 10 Things You Shouldn’t Buy From Walmart.
Walmart will be selling Medicare insurance plans
Walmart has confirmed earlier in October during the Annual Enrollment Period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 that the company will start selling Medicare insurance plans in all 50 states. Additionally, Washington, D.C. Walmart Insurance Services will start selling Medicare plans such as Part D, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplement plans offered by Humana, UnitedHealthcare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Simply Health, Wellcare (Centene), Clover Health, and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Make sure to also check 7 Shopping Mistakes You’re Making at Walmart Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Wallmart will be redesigned
Walmart announcer on Sept. 30 that its stores will get a brand new design. Their goal is to create a new design that will reflect customers’ preference for shopping in various ways, including in-store, online, and on the app.
According to Walmart executive vice president and chief customer officer Janey Whiteside said in a statement, “The design creates an elevated experience that appeals to shoppers through a sleek design aesthetic, a layout that spotlights products and an end-to-end digital navigation that guides customers throughout their journeys.”
By the end of the year, more than 200 Walmart stores around the U.S. are expected to be redesigned. The new design has also been tested in some Walmart locations. By the end of 2021, the giant retailer is aiming to redesign more than 1,000 stores.
Click here to read about the 11 Purchases You Should Never Make with a Credit Card.
Walmart will be ending its price-matching program in some places
Walmart customers in Canada won’t be able to request a price match if they find the same product at a smaller price in other stores. The program won’t be available after Nov. 15. According to the store’s spokespeople, customers weren’t interested in this program anyway and didn’t take adg=vantage of it very often.
According to Felicia Fefer, manager of corporate affairs for Walmart Canada said in a statement to Sault Online, “Over time, we have seen minimal usage of our Ad Match program, while at the same time the program has been causing delays at the checkout. ”
Read more about the 12 Walmart Items You Should Buy Or Skip.