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Two New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Sites Opening in Montgomery and Adamsville

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the launch of new COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in Adamsville and Montgomery. The testing sites are supported by Walmart and Quest Diagnostics and will be available to anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms, as well as all health care workers and first responders. “I greatly appreciate the efforts by Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to…

City of Montgomery to Limit Large Retailer Occupancy

1/2 Publix on Zelda Road (Source: Alabama News Network) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Wal-Mart on Ann St./Source: Alabama News Network Show Caption Hide Caption Starting Friday, the City of Montgomery is limiting how many customers can be inside a store at once. The directive allows up to 50 customers inside at once and includes large retailers like Wal-Mart, Target,…

Walmart Looking to Hire 150,000; Giving Cash Bonuses to Some Employees

Walmart today announced plans to hire 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. These roles would be temporary at first, but the company says many will convert to permanent roles over time. Walmart says it wants to hire some people quickly, such as cashiers and stockers. What is usually…

$70K in Layaway Purchases Paid Off by Anonymous Donations at Two Alabama Walmarts

Anonymous donations have paid off $70,000 in layaway purchases at two Walmart stores in Alabama. A company spokesman says someone paid off $45,000 in purchases at a store in the city of Anniston on Monday. He says someone paid off another $25,000 in layaway purchases two days later at a Walmart in nearby Oxford. It’s unclear whether the same person…

What the Tech? Does Zulily Offer Better Deals?

Maybe you’ve seen the ads on Facebook or other places online. The online retailer Zulily is putting pressure on its biggest competitors, offering a new “Best Price Guarantee”, just in time for the holidays. If you haven’t heard of Zulily, don’t worry, many people haven’t, despite it being in business since 2010. I found the website very clean looking; products…

Residents React to Walmart Gun Crackdown

Walmart is taking steps to try and combat gun violence. The retail giant announced Tuesday that it would stop the sale of handgun ammunition and  short-barrel rifle ammunition that can be used with military-style weapons once the current stock ran out. In addition to limiting it’s ammunition sales, Walmart is asking customers not to openly carry firearms in stores. This…

Local Walmart Stores Add PickUp Towers for Customer Convenience

Pickup towers have been added to two local Walmart Super center stores. The Walmart Super center off Atlanta Highway in Montgomery, as well as the store off Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville, are using the towers to make it easier for customers to pick up items without the hassle of walking through the retail stores and waiting in line. Used…

Wetumpka Walmart Greeter Celebrates Major Milestone

Retail store, star greeter celebrate 30th anniversary

Wetumpka Walmart greeter James Osborne has one mission every time a customer walks through the door. “Make them feel welcome and tell ’em have a good day and all,” said Osborne. Osborne has been with the store since it opened 30 years ago. He recalls a conversation with Walmart founder Sam Walton. “I talked to him on the telephone and…