Walmart is not an exception to the recent changes that big companies are carrying out. The soaring inflation and the price increase are affecting all companies, no matter if they are big or small. Despite the fact that the pandemic is coming to an end, current events are damaging the global economy. Many companies had not yet recovered from the previous crisis.
Therefore, many companies are making a move or are about to make it. Unfortunately, there were many businesses that were forced to close down, and this is what other companies want to avoid at all costs. It is true that not all companies suffer in the same way. Walmart dates back to 1945 when Sam Walton set it up. It is still a leading company in its market all over the world.
Walmart’s issues have to do with a lack of staff
According to Salud Diario, Walmart has a lack of staff in their pharmacies. Thus, they have no other option but to reduce the business hours in the USA starting next March. Monday to Friday they are going to reduce their opening hours. It will be time to close two hours before their normal closing time. There is no need to worry if you go there on the weekend.
Walmart’s business hours remain the same during the weekend. There are many customers that can only go there on Saturday and Sunday. Besides, it is when there are more people shopping around and they tend to have more free time to spend their money. These changes may affect users who cannot shop before that time though.
When has this lack of personnel started?
Once more, it started with the beginning of the pandemic. Fewer people want to work in this field since that time. There have been several measures Walmart carried out to go back to normal. One of them was to increase their salary by 15 dollars per house. It was a temporary solution, but it did not turn out to be effective.
On the other hand, online sales have kept going up. More and more people have gotten used to buying the things they need online. In this way, they do not need to have as many people working in their pharmacies as they used to. This hours reduction will only affect the USA so far according to Walmart.