Mandatory Changes To All Ohio Walmart Stores Coming Soon
I know, it seems like Walmart has been living in the headlines recently, but most of that was centered around the latest news with the self-checkout policy and how it may be changing. Other than that, it seems like someone is always doing something crazy in a Walmart somewhere in the country. Although, this may be one of the first times that I can say with confidence it's for a good reason this time.
Earlier this year, during the back-to-school shopping session Walmart made a few changes to how their store was run. These changes were on a trial basis and were only implemented on Saturday mornings. The changes included things like dimmed lights and not playing the radio, looking to create a more comfortable and suitable shopping space for some individuals. They received feedback which is leading to changes all over Ohio and the country.
Walmart has already started what they call sensory-friendly hours and will continue them until further notice. They have changed from only allowing the sensory-friendly hours on Saturday mornings to offering them 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 am. They have already started to implement this strategy around the country, and if it hasn't already made it to all Ohio Walmart stores then it will be very soon.
The sensory-friendly hours include dimmed lighting, no radio play, and played static on all of the TV wall. This would minimize a lot of the sensory distraction that many experience while shopping not only at Walmart but other places as well. Walmart says they appreciate the feedback and are encouraging people to continue sending it in so they can make the shopping experience the best it can be.
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