Walmart extends 24/7 schedule to all stores

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Walmart is betting on the initial success of its 24/7 operating schedule to extend it to more island stores.

Just weeks before the year’s busiest shopping season is set to start, Walmart Puerto Rico announced the immediate expansion of its 24-hour, seven-days-a-week schedule to all of its island stores, on an indefinite basis. The move responds to the retailer’s goal of providing customers a flexible schedule that fits their needs.

“In anticipation of the holiday season, we decided to extend our 24/7 schedule in 15 of our stores effective immediately so that our customers can shop at their convenience, and we will keep that schedule indefinitely. The idea came at the request of the customers themselves after they experienced the benefits of the 24/7 schedule at some of the stores in our chain,” said Iván Báez, director of corporate affairs.

Baez said the customer response to the 24/7 schedule has been excellent, as citizens have benefited from significant savings on quality products at highly competitive prices whenever they want, he said.

The stores adopting the 24/7 schedule are in Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Hatillo, Mayagüez and the recently remodeled store in Isabela. Also on that list are Walmart Supercenters in Barceloneta, Caguas, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cayey, Manatí, Ponce and Santa Isabel. Some of those stores already operate round-the-clock.

The Humacao Supercenter, currently under renovation, will join the new schedule once it is re-inaugurated Dec. 8. Stores will only close from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays, in accordance with local Closing Law stipulations.

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