Gunnar Rathbun / APCustomers stock up on electronics, toys, apparel and home goods at Walmart’s Black Friday store event Nov. 28, 2019, in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Gunnar Rathbun / AP)
Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during the coronavirus pandemic.
The nation’s largest retailer said Wednesday that more of its doorbuster deals will be reserved for online in an effort to steer more shoppers away from its stores.
Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, will kick off the deals online Nov. 4, with new deals in stores on Nov. 7.
The second event will begin online Nov. 11, followed by a similar sales event in stores Nov. 14.
It will wrap up its discounts online Nov. 25 with new discounts in stores Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving and the