Last month it was reported that retailers are still getting hit hard by the effects of the pandemic with Walmart closing over 400 stores according to a Dallas Morning New article from February 15th. In it they say:
“Walmart closed 415 stores and Sam’s Clubs and put together an interactive map to help Texas shoppers determine if their neighborhood location was open or not.
And if you didn’t see Amazon delivery trucks in your neighborhood Monday, the online retailing giant closed its delivery stations in Dallas-Fort Worth to protect its drivers from navigating treacherous roadways.
Businesses faced with unprecedented nasty weather across Texas, and elsewhere around the southern U.S., had to decide Monday if worker safety outweighed expectations that they’d be open for customers needing food and other essentials.”
Though, some stores seem to adapting. One Dallas-based Walmart center is going online according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 10th. In it they say:
“Walmart is converting one of its North Dallas stores into a fulfillment center for online delivery and pickup orders as it tries to find faster ways to serve customers.
The Walmart Supercenter at 13739 N. Central Expressway just north of I-635 on the west frontage road will close March 30.
The 200 employees will be able to transfer to three Walmart Supercenters and one Neighborhood Market that are located within 5 miles of the store while it’s under construction, said Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson. Employees who want to return to the I-635 location will be trained to work in a fulfillment center when it reopens in spring 2022.”
So, this Walmart Supercenter in North Dallas is halting its in-store shopping, though you’ll still be able to pick up grocery orders from there.