Wal-Mart rolls out plans for holidays, will add in-store helpers

Posted: November 1, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Christmas trees are displayed at a Wal-Mart store in Chicago in this November 2015 file photo. The retailer said Tuesday that it will add more helpers to assist shoppers during the Christmas season.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continues to invest heavily in its online business to keep pace with customer preferences and e-commerce competitors like Amazon.com. But the Bentonville retailer isn't forgetting about the importance of its 4,700 stores as the Christmas shopping season begins.

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