Walmart’s planned closing time for its 1,000 stores on March 3 has been pushed back to April 14, according to a report from CNBC.
The news comes just a day after the retail giant announced that it would close 2,000 of its stores by the end of the year.
The chain announced that a new model for its online and mobile apps would be introduced later this year, but the company is currently focused on adding more stores.
Walmart also plans to expand its e-commerce business.
According to CNBC, the company plans to open up to 6,000 new stores over the next few years, with more than 5,000 in the U.S. It is also planning to open a second store in Canada and plans to invest $1 billion in the country over the coming years.
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According the research firm eMarketer, the average price of a full-priced item at Amazon in March was $3,974, while that was $1,078 for a single item on Walmart.com.
The retail giant is also in the process of opening a second warehouse in Seattle, where it plans to build a warehouse for $1.5 billion.
But with its current plans, Walmart still faces a tough competition.
The average price on Amazon is $2,099, while it was $2.11 for a full item at Walmart.
If Walmart succeeds in its plans to grow its online presence, it will become a more relevant option for customers.
The retail giant will also be competing with other companies like Amazon and Amazon Prime, which offer a similar service for an additional fee.