BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Citing customer and associate safety as a “top priority,” Walmart has released a statement regarding its post-Thanksgiving event plan, which addresses the customer flow into, through, and away from the store, including promotional merchandise areas and checkout aisles. It added that most of its stores will also be open for 24 hours for its post-Thanksgiving Day events, as an added measure.
Last year, a Walmart employee was trampled to death by incoming customers at a Long Island store the day after Thanksgiving.
“We are committed to looking for ways to make our stores even safer for our customers and associates this holiday season,” a statement said. “We are confident our customers can look forward to a safe and enjoyable shopping experience at Walmart.”