Inside look at Walmart store closures – shoppers need to act fast for food deals but some sections remain fully stocked
AS a Walmart Supercenter prepares to close its doors for good, employees are beginning to reshuffle inventory, leaving some final products up for grabs.
After almost 30 years of service, an Albuquerque, New Mexico location is set to shut down on March 10.
The city had discussed purchasing the location, but there are no formal plans to make that happen. In the meantime, the stores’ staff are starting to pack up various sections.
Unfortunately, when it comes to food, the Walmart is already beginning to run low on supply.
While the produce area has been mostly cleared out and the bakery is completely gone, the cheese section appeared to be functioning in force.
Another area of the store that has been hit with red tape is the outdoor section.
Customers planning to swing by one last time may want to try their luck in the indoor garden section, electronics section, and auto section for last-minute finds.
Eager shoppers may be pleasantly surprised by the fact that the store is less crowded than unusual. With a mostly empty parking lot, it also shouldn’t be difficult to find a space.
According to the Albuquerque Business Journal, a few shoppers were quite surprised by the closing scene.
“When this place was open, that giant parking lot out there was always full,” said a shopper Bob.
The customer was planning on going to another location near his house after the Walmart Supercenter closed for good.
Another shopper made the trip to the San Mateo location because she heard things may be on sale. Unfortunately, they were not.
“It (the closure) will affect people because it’s the closest option they have for food that is affordable,” said Lorena. “And I can imagine it will be difficult for the people who live close by.”
A third person located just outside the Walmart said he had lived in the area for roughly five years, and took care of most of his shopping at Walmart.
“I want to go and shop at Walmart because … I get the stuff I want and I know where to go,” said De Aguero. “But, I also like Smith’s, I also like Whole Foods, … but I don’t want to take out a mortgage either.”
Many fellow shoppers will be forced to make new shopping plans.
Last month, the major department store announced a string of closures, with ten stores across the country being set to close down on or before March 10.