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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke June 3, 2024

Walmart didn’t announce new 24-hour store hours, despite online claims

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  • This rumor is unfounded. Walmart isn’t resuming 24-hour operations. 

Walmart ceased 24-hour operations after the coronavirus pandemic started in 2020, adjusting its store hours to 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time.  

But a recurring rumor claims those hours are changing once again. 

"Walmart has announced starting June 3rd all locations in the U.S. will go back to 24hrs," a May 29 Facebook post said.

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

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Joe Pennington, a Walmart spokesperson, told PolitiFact: "There are no current plans to return our stores to 24 hours of operations." 

We found no credible news stories or public statements from the company to suggest otherwise. 

In July 2022, the company responded to a similar rumor on X, posting: "At this time, we have no plans to return to 24 hour store hours."

We rate this post False.

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