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July 24, 2015

Wal-Mart to end 24-hour service at four Philly-area superstores

Several Wal-Mart supercenters in the Philadelphia area will no longer offer 24-hour service, Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

Wal-Mart plans next week to end 24-hour service at 40 supercenters, including four in the Philadelphia region.

The four affected Wal-Mart supercenters are: 

  1. Columbus Boulevard, South Philadelphia
  2. Levittown Town Center, Levittown, Bucks County
  3. Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey
  4. Cooper Street, Woodbury, New Jersey

“We are constantly reviewing our business to determine operations decisions at our stores," Brian Nick, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, said in a statement. "Based on a recent review of our customers’ shopping patterns we have made the decision to adjust hours at some of our stores. This is the kind of decision we make on a store-by-store basis and will allow us the ability to reallocate resources to serve our customers during peak shopping hours.”

Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is the midst of broader corporate changes. CEO Doug McMillon, who took over in February 2014, has announced an increased minimum wage for hourly workers, major expansion plans for its Neighborhood Market grocery spinoff and has begun experimenting with services such as grocery pickup to compete against online retailers such as Inc.

The stores will start closing at midnight and opening at 6 a.m.

Wal-Mart has more than 4,500 stores across the U.S.