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Walmart to host ‘revamped’ Black Friday via multiple online and in-store events [Video]

Walmart (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, will host a “revamped” Black Friday to avoid those doorbuster crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic by prompting shoppers to seek holiday deals online and in less crowded stores.

Instead of a single in-store shopping bonanza, Walmart will spread its Black Friday across three separate events and multiple days in November. Called “Black Friday Deals for Days,” the events will all start online before transitioning to in-stores a few days later. The big-box retailer will also offer shoppers contact-free, curbside pickup at its stores for Black Friday orders.

Black Friday has long been considered the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season and one of the most crucial retail calendar periods. However, this year, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing retailers to rethink the holiday shopping event to avoid those large crowds. As a result, many retailers are getting a jumpstart on holiday deals online and

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Walmart Black Friday: Stores limited to 20% capacity for 3-day event

  • Walmart said Wednesday it would stagger the launch of in-store Black Friday sales across three days in November to avoid crowds.
  • It will also limit store capacity to just 20% during its Black Friday sales, Bloomberg reported.
  • The first Black Friday event will focus on toys, electronics, and home products.
  • The retailer will launch discounts online first, and then bring them to stores at least two days later, it said.
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Walmart will split its Black Friday in-store sales over three days in November to avoid overcrowding, it said Wednesday.

It will also limit the number of Black Friday shoppers to just 20% of store capacity, Bloomberg reported.

The retailer said it would launch in-store sales events on November 7, 14, and 27, when stores will open at 5 a.m..

To avoid shoppers rushing to stores, Walmart is launching each set of discounts online

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Judge sentences Trenton man to 15 years for trying to touch child in Walmart bathroom | Crime

A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to a charge related to his attempt to abduct and assault a young boy in a local Walmart restroom.

Donald Allen Morrison, 52, of Trenton, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Circuit Judge Donald Hocker sentenced him to the maximum sentence for the offense. Morrison was already on the sex offender registry for a conviction in 1992 and he will be eligible for indefinite civil commitment under state law upon completion of his sentence.

In June 2019, Greenwood police went to the Walmart at 300 Bypass 25 NE, where an 8-year-old boy said a man offered him $5 to touch him inappropriately in the bathroom. The boy said no, and as he was washing his hands the man came from behind and grabbed him, a report said, holding the boy in place.

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Walmart completes work remodeling Alliance location

a sign on the side of a building: Walmart storefront

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Walmart storefront

ALLIANCE  Walmart has completed remodeling projects in its store at 2700 W. State St.

The changes offer a new look and help customers save time, said Sarah Hall, store manager, in a press release. 

“Nearly every department in this store was refreshed in one way or another and our customers will immediately notice the exciting updates when they walk through the door,” she said.

Changes covered the basics: new signs, lighting and flooring throughout the store, remodeled bathrooms, new shelving and lower fixtures, and an increased number of products in the home, pets, sporting goods and hardware sections.

text: Walmart has put in place safety protocols including mask wearing and social distancing.

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Walmart has put in place safety protocols including mask wearing and social distancing.

The layout of the grocery has changed. There are new produce tables, a hot case and ready-to-go items in the new deli counter.

The electronics department now has interactive displays

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Walmart is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a huge sale

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It’s the season of sales! On top of Amazon Prime Day, you can also dive into savings at Walmart as the retailer kicks off the holiday shopping season.

During The Big Save Event, shoppers can find deep discounts on everything from tech gadgets to fashion trends and much more.

And because there are plenty of Walmart deals to sift through, we rounded up 20 standout sale items to take advantage of. The deals will be available through Oct. 15, so start adding to your cart now!

For even more great products and perks, check out Walmart+ which includes same-day delivery and free shipping on

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