The Bristol Walmart Neighborhood Market apparently has quit carrying hand held shopping baskets.
When asked, they claimed, “Sorry they’ve all been stolen”…
It’s the first thing I look for when I walk in the store and it just sets the tone for the frustrating shopping experience to follow.
Would anyone have a guess as to why they don’t want customers using them anymore?
In all seriousness, the Bristol Police Department responded to The Walmart Neighborhood Market on a report of a robbery last week.
A lone suspect entered the store, approached a clerk and demanded money.The suspect displayed a handgun. The suspect left the store with an undetermined amount of money.
Thankfully no injuries were reported.
The suspect was described as a white male, about 50 years old, six feet tall, with grey hair, grey beard and blue eyes. He was wearing a knee length black trench coat.
Ok, back to the hand held shopping baskets….
I don’t want to sound like some paranoid conspiracy type but Walmart being Walmart, everything they do is planned and studied about the shopping experience, and you know this has to be a decision from the corporate office.
But when you only need a few things, AND the baskets have been part of shopping there since the beginning… it seems odd to me they would decide it’s time everyone shop with a cart.