If you own a calendar, you might notice that next Saturday is Christmas. Traditionally what this means is that this weekend is one of the biggest shopping periods of the year as people scramble to purchase last minute Chinese made crap for friends and family. When I worked in retail this was a weekend to dread because every place was going to be packed with customers and many of those customers are rude/idiots. For corporate, this is a weekend of massive sales volume on stuff that is mostly high margin. The profits are enormous.
From 2 PM on Friday afternoon to 6 AM on Sunday, meaning they are losing the entire afternoon and evening on Friday and all day on Saturday. The sales they are losing are enormous. Good news for the Meijer across the street as shoppers show up at Wal-Mart and are turned away, many will just cross the road and shop at the competition. The reason has something to do with the Chinese bioweapon Covid-19 and I assume a certain threshold of employees getting positive tests or something.
|At least she will be safe from coronavirus!|