Holiday Shopping


We might be months away from the holiday shopping season; but Wal-Mart already has a game plan.

In an attempt to lure customers away from other big name retailers, Wal-Mart is planning to staff each of its cash registers from the day after thanksgiving to the days just before Christmas.

The move which is being called “the checkout promise” is aimed at addressing one of the store's biggest complaints from customers. Every year people say the lines are too long and there aren't enough people on duty. So the store says each checkout line will be open for certain hours of the day. Most locations are planning on doing this during the weekend afternoons but this could vary by store.

Wal-Mart executives say the company already has the best gifts at the lowest prices but sales have still dropped in the past seven straight quarters. So now executives say they are focusing on whatever is needed to bring people through the door. Wal-Mart is also planning on opening smaller stores that are easier to navigate. Tis the season for spending money.