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Walmart is changing the way is handles Black Friday

Walmart said customers can expect some changes when they walk through the door for Black Friday shopping.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017 5:32 PM
Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 5:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Walmart has been planning its Black Friday sale for months.

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This year, the company said customers can expect some changes when they walk through the door.

The manager of the Green Acres location, Michael Yturralde, told KEZI 9 News the company took a number of steps to reduce chaos during the Black Friday rush.

Yturralde said stores will be managing lines set up for specific items to keep things as orderly as possible. He said the idea is this will help avoid pushing and shoving.

Yturralde also said Walmart.com will provide maps showing where hot ticket items are in all stores, another tactic he said they hope will avoid shoving.

"I've been with Walmart 20 years and basically half of my career was based on just opening the doors and letting them run in," said Yturralde. "Nowadays, it's more about seeing where safety could be an opportunity."

Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Yturralde said he expects the busiest time for the Green Acres location to be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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