Walmart officially unveils Black Friday circular online
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday officially released its Black Friday circular on its website and Facebook page to help families save money this holiday season, and will host shopping events as early as 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
"Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we’re going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday," Walmart U.S. chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton said. "We’ll have this season’s hottest gifts at prices only Walmart can provide. And by sharing our Black Friday specials earlier than ever, we hope to make buying decisions easier for parents working hard to give their families the Christmas they deserve."
The retailer is hosting three special-shopping events in its stores. The special sales events include: toys, home and apparel at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day; electronics at midnight on Black Friday; and gifts for the whole family, in addition to electronics and more, at 8 a.m. on Black Friday and throughout the weekend. Customers are encouraged to contact their local store for details. Similarly, Walmart.com also will host all-day savings on Thanksgiving, where shoppers can get online-only specials and save with free "fast, faster, fastest" shipping options.
As part of the Black Friday savings events, Walmart also is helping shoppers plan ahead by posting store-specific maps on Facebook. To access the map, shoppers simply need to find their favorite store by clicking on the "My Local Walmart" application on Walmart’s Facebook page.
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Delhaize America retailers support service men and women with Veterans Day discounts
SALISBURY, N.C. — In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores will offer a 10% discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who currently are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the retailers, which are part of Delhaize Group, reported.
To receive the discount, active military, reservists and veterans should request the discount at check-out along with their MVP card.
"We proudly support the men and women who have served our country," said Cathy Green Burns, president of Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s. "On this day when Americans will pay tribute to those who protect the freedoms we enjoy every day, we wanted to take meaningful action by giving back to our associates and customers who have courageously defended our country and made many sacrifices through their military service."
In addition to the 10% discount for active military and veterans, 1,283 Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores, along with the company’s corporate offices, and distribution and transportation centers, will sign the United States Department of Defense Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Statement of Support on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Delhaize Group also is making a $134,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization with the single mission to honor and empower our wounded heroes.
Rite Aid reminds holiday shoppers — heartburn relief only an aisle away
PALMYRA, Pa. — Retailers are gearing up for the holiday seasons, and have every intent of coaxing their shoppers into filling a shopping cart, such as this one at a central Pennsylvania Rite Aid. But with the coming holiday shopping season comes over-indulgent, belt-loosening meals and the stress that comes with hoping Grandma doesn’t get your nine-year-old a wallet … for the third straight year. So it can’t hurt to remind shoppers that a little store brand omeprazole can go a long way toward relieving any heartburn generated by that over-indulgence or holiday stress.